Please share your favourite management development insight or quote.
I do not know if you have ever examined how you listen;
it doesn't matter to what,
whether to a bird, to the wind in the leaves, to the rushing waters,
or how you listen in a dialogue with yourself,
to your conversation in various relationships with your intimate friends, your wife or husband . . .
If we try to listen we find it extraordinarily difficult,
because we are always projecting our opinions and ideas,
our prejudices, our background, our inclinations, our impulses;
when they dominate we hardly listen at all to what is being said . . .
In that state there is no value at all.
One listens and therefore learns,
only in a state of attention, a state of silence,
in which this whole background is in abeyance, is quiet;
then, it seems to me,
it is possible to communicate . . .
Real communication can only take place where there is silence.
(Krishnamurti, Talks and Dialogues )
What kind of person are you?
More about you (Short Bio or any other details you’d like people to know)
For the past twenty years Jamie Stewart has specialised in executive development in a vast range of organisations both in the public and private sectors including Heinz, BBC, Pfizer and the strategic Health Authority. Jamie has an MSc in Human Resource Development from Lancaster University, and is an accredited consultant in using the High Performance Behaviours competency framework from the centre for High Performance Development, using the framework for executive development and key talent management in organisations such as GSK, Microsoft and the Strategic Health Authority. He spends a great deal of his time designing and delivering Leadership and senior executive team development solutions, including executive coaching, for large global organisations such as, Disney Land Paris, Deutsche Bank, the Wrigley Company, Mars and Diageo. He is trained, qualified and highly experienced in the use of psychometric and other behavioural instruments as well as a trained and experienced executive coach and group facilitator. Jamie is also an affiliate of the Professional Network at the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter and a coach on the faculty for the MA in Leadership studies.
What I’d like from the AMED network is…
To collaborate with others on meaningful assignements
What do you do for your own development?
Take on challenging projects