Well, I am not finished with the chapter, but I will be soon. But I want to get out of the office, so I am going to finish my thoughts and put them on here on Monday (no internet at the house).
But I will have to say that I am kinda peeved so far with this chapter. He seems to be saying the same thing over and over and over and over. He keeps saying that leaders listen, that listening is the best thing, that there is noise everywhere, that leaders listen, that listening is the best thing, that there is noice everywhere. Come on, Sweet!
My favorite part was when he said that leaders need to listen to others more often. Yes!
If you read Bonhoeffer's (a revolutionary German pastor who was part of a group who tried to overthrow Hitler) "Life Together" you will find that listening is one of the best things you can do for your brother, because you are acting on behalf of God, the Great Listener.