010: Listening to lead—getting past belief systems
We stop being able to listen when we let our belief systems filter out all other voices.
In this podcast of The Spirit of Leading, I discuss why belief systems can be barriers to listening. Belief systems are filters through which we decide right and wrong. Since we must be right in our beliefs in order to be emotionally and intellectually consistent, we cannot allow contradictory beliefs to coexist within our belief system.
I make the case that INPowered leaders must rise above this human tendency to expunge contradictory beliefs and lead us toward a world where people of diverse beliefs can find space to live in peace.