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What's Essential hosted by Greg McKeown

Education • Business • Society-and-culture

Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Felt busy but not productive? Or like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? I'm Greg McKeown, and welcome to the What's Essential podcast. Through my best-selling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, I'veRead more

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On this first ever direct to audience episode, Greg discusses the subject of misunderstanding and how being understood is one of the most important needs for greater clarity in our lives. He talks about the disproportionately powerful skill of deep, skillful listening in any interaction or conversation and how it can be applied to work, family, and relationships. He expand...

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