August 7, 2018 – Forbes –

Author Bruce Weinstein interviewed Elizabeth W. Smith, the new president and CEO of the Central Park Conservancy.  Her guiding philosophy that she leads from is that when you take on a leadership role, you have to be willing to listen.  She states “My father and grandfather were businessmen and philanthropists, and they were allergic to pretension. They were humble in the way they dealt with everyone. I learned from them that you have to listen, because you have to respect people and the work that they’ve done.”

Listening Seekers, Elizabeth Smith’s overarching leadership philosophy is based on the importance of listening.  What are your thoughts about this article and how you can use it professionally and personally?   Please reply below.

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