Quought for the Day #10 – Liz Strauss

Quought for the Day #10 – Liz Strauss

By Rajesh Setty on Tue 26 Dec 2006, 12:05 AM – 3 Comments

Recently Liz asked me whether I am intersted in being interviewed for her blog. I said ‘Yes’ without knowing clearly what I was signing up for. She asked only five questions and three of those five questions made me think for more than day. Liz can make you think.  Thanks Liz. I am glad to have met you.

ME “Liz” Strauss has worked over 20 years in print, software, and online publishing. As VP and Publisher for an American textbook company, Liz developed products and strategic plans with publishers in Europe, Australia, the UK, and Ireland. She has worked small companies making acquisitions, companies in crisis, and corporate giants such as Pearson, Reed Elsevier, and Wolters Kluwer. Her expertise extends from product development and marketing into business-startups and long-term strategic planning.

Optimist warning: Think about this question for a minute and you may make someone’s day by “really” listening to them.

(click on the button to read the background for this series)

Here’s Liz’ Quought for the Day

“In this time of  continuous partial attention, how will you show people that you are truly listening, and what will you be actively listening to find out?”

Related Links:
1. Liz Strauss Blog
2. Liz Interviews Me on variety of topics – 5 part interview

Quought = Question that provokes thought. Questions are important. Thinking is important. Questions that make you think are very important!

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Anonymous  on December 26th, 2006

Wow, Raj,

Thank you. I had no idea when you ask for a question that you bestow so much honor and thought. . . . Know that when you speak I do listen. I value what you bring and I’m amazed at how much more you have done every time I return.

Anonymous  on December 27th, 2006

You are welcome Liz and thank you for the wonderful question. You know Liz, it is not limited to one question per person. You are welcome to send more. From the response I have received so far for this series, I will be running this series throughout Jan.



Anonymous  on December 27th, 2006

Great series, Raj!

Liz is an amazing writer and has helped connect more bloggers than you can list. Her SOB lists and open mic nights are just a few of the ways she connects her blog with the world.

Bottom Line: Liz listens to her readers!

One of my goals for 2007 is to become a better listener!

I want to know what people are thinking, feeling, and what their true needs are. The challenge is to be a good enough listener to get past the pleasantries.

Thanks Liz, for the inspiration!

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