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Listening is an important part of my life.
I grew up in a social family. We were often getting together with our relatives or my parents' friends, and at these gatherings there was no 'kids table'. We all talked and laughed and listened to one another's stories. From my earliest days I have been most comfortable in settings with a lot of different kinds of people.
I love meeting new people, but at the same time I crave a deeper understanding of what drives them. I've also found great fulfillment in the relationships I've nurtured over time; a balance of constancy and change, ease and effort. Most of what I know I've learned not through blind assessment, but by asking questions, listening to answers, and realizing that my goal is not to know everything, but to always remain curious.
Human relations are messy, organizations are complex, and deadlines are stressful. We will never achieve lasting perfection in how we interact with one another, but I believe we are at our most effective when we embrace a generosity of spirit through listening, striving to understand, appreciate, and challenge one another.