Do you want to become one of the greats of leadership? Then, stop talking and start listening.
Great leaders are great listeners; Being a leader should not be viewed as a license to increase the volume of rhetoric. Astute leaders know there is far more to be gained by surrendering the floor than by dominating it. Show me a leader who doesn’t recognize the value of listening to others, and I’ll show you a train-wreck in the making.
While some may be impressed with how well you speak, the right people will be impressed with how well you listen.