More about Extraordinary Listening
Our mission: Extraordinary Listening is dedicated to exponentially increasing human wealth through the power of harmonious communication.
Our goal: Extraordinary Listening provides the quintessential knowledge and skills that enable everyone on the planet to enhance the creation of wealth through peace, prosperity and creative human relations.
Our vision: Extraordinary Listening contributes the most powerful educational technology for extraordinary EFFECTIVENESS, SYNERGY and PRODUCTIVITY.
Our willingness to listen to and communicate is fundamental for creating a healthy society. Even though we may hold information back with the best of intentions, that withholding limits the power of interaction. In a culture of trust, we take greater risks, enhancing creativity and innovation.
Our collective assumptions create our culture. Exploring open communication develops a culture of connection, information flow and autonomy empowering any group, team or society to function extraordinarily effectively in achieving their desired outcomes.
More about The Creation of wealth
Extraordinary Listening is designed to increase the wealth of the world. The Oxford English Dictionary says in defining wealth: “Wealth is to the spirit what health is to the physical body.” When your body is in good condition you are healthy. When you live in a spirit of learning and creativity you are wealthy. Wealth is more an attitude than a number.
Our wealth does not reside in our money or our physical resources. It does not reside in our industrial plants or even in our high-tech industries. Our knowledge base gives us the power to use all the other resources to create our lifestyle. It is an important delineation in our understanding of wealth. However, we can differentiate it further. The creation of our wealth emerges from our ability to learn! Learning and creativity allow us to create and continually re-create our knowledge base. Together learning and creativity lead to new possibilities and new solutions that improve the quality of our lives, individually and collectively.
I describe this process with the word listening. Listening as I use the term represents the full spectrum of attention. It is much more than noticing and recognizing sound and words. Listening includes the meaning that we make which informs the totality of our thought, feelings and action. I have chosen the word extraordinary to suggest listening in a way that allows us to hear subtle and significant meaning that we might ordinarily miss.
About Richard Moon
Richard is a senior associate with The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability. He has been involved in international peace-building, having worked in Cyprus and Bosnia under the auspices of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, in association with the Fulbright Commission, the American Embassy in Cyprus, Conflict Management Group and the Harvard Negotiation Project.