Listen Well, Lead Better: Becoming the Leader People Want to Follow
by Steve Harling and Becky Harling
Why do so many leaders prioritize their speaking skills when communication studies show we spend more time listening than reading, writing, or speaking? The reality is, most people are below-average listeners, and it’s keeping them and their team members from reaching their potential.
In Listen Well, Lead Better, Steve and Becky Harling share 10 practices that will help you be a more effective listener and leader. Learn how to ask better questions, make people feel heard and valued, and create an open and positive culture. Strong listeners also enjoy greater credibility, navigate conflicts better, and foster more engaged teams. Above all, the lessons here will help you hear from God more clearly and gain his wisdom on all matters in life. Becoming a better listener will transform how you lead and relate to everyone.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Steve Harling is the CEO of Reach Beyond a world-wide non-profit specializing in media and medicine with ministry in 100+ countries. He is a 35-year veteran of church and non-profit leadership. Steve spent the last 35 years pastoring large churches both nationally and internationally. He is a frequently sought after speaker at mission conferences, Bible conferences and leadership conferences.
Steve has his degree in Biblical studies as well as a Master’s degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has taught communication skills and homiletics courses. He is a master storyteller who is passionate about leadership and global issues. Steve has written for Leadership Journal, Mission Mobilizer Magazine, GROUP Publishing, and Voice and Hands (a publication of Reach Beyond).
He and his wife Becky are the authors of an upcoming book for leaders by Bethany House Publishers.
Becky Harling is a gifted communicator with a passion for helping others find life transformation through Jesus Christ. She is a frequently sought after speaker. Her love for the Lord, compassionate spirit, sense of humor and energetic style inspire people all over the world to draw closer to God.
Becky has spent more than 30 years teaching the Word of God both nationally and internationally. She creatively combines deep Biblical insight with her powerful testimony and the stories of others. Her life experience as a pastor’s wife, parent of four adult children, grandmother of eleven grandchildren, Women’s Ministries Director, and survivor of breast cancer and sexual abuse bring depth to her message. She brings a message of hope and healing that is refreshingly transparent. Becky holds a degree in Biblical Literature. Becky is a certified John Maxwell Speaker, Leadership Coach and Trainer. She coaches others looking to improve their leadership and communication skills.
Becky is the author of: Finding Calm in Life’s Chaos (Navpress, 2005), Rewriting Your Emotional Script (Navpress, 2008), andFreedom From Performing. She’s also written: The 30 Day Praise Challenge (David C. Cook, 2013) and The 30 Day Praise Challenge For Parents (David C. Cook, 2014), How To Listen So People Will Talk (Bethany House, 2017) and Who Do You Say That I Am? (Moody Publishers, 2017).
Becky and her husband Steve are the authors of an upcoming book for leaders by Bethany House Publishers.