Bil Browning

Two Radical Ideas About Listening

Filed By Bil Browning | May 09, 2015 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: active listening, best woman in the world, Lalita Amos, proud to be her friend, TEDx

Longtime readers - especially my fellow Hoosiers - will recognize my friend (and frequent commenter) Lalita Amos as one of the smartest and funniest people Indianapolis has to offer. With her history as a human resources diversity specialist and a communications professional, she's a fount of knowledge about being inclusive and making connections with people who wouldn't normally listen.

Watch as Lalita recounts how finding out a friendly acquaintance was a KKK member taught her a couple of lessons in "active listening" and changed not just her perspective - but her life.

From the clip description of her TEDx talk at Purdue University:

Actively listening during a conversation, especially during difficult, even racially charged ones, can feel like an insurmountable task. Lalita Amos shares two radical ideas about listening from her global experience and the good that listening can do in the world.

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