Listening with the Grain Worksheet

Great leaders listen with the grain of a conversation. Their intent is to understand and learn from the speaker, not to merely confirm what the leader already believes or to deliver a pre-determined response.

Sometimes we struggle to get it right. We make assumptions or fail to fully understand what a team member is telling us.

Use this worksheet to explore a time you struggled to listen with the grain of the conversation in the past and to identify what you can do better in the future.


Listen with the grain leadership