Alex Waddell is Sigmoid’s Director of Growth and Capability, responsible for creating and implementing a sustainable, competitive, and ‘point of difference’ growth strategy for the company. His role also includes developing and delivering client training and development programmes.
Alex’s education has spanned many disciplines. He earned two Diplomas; one in Graphic and Design and one in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. He holds two Bachelor Degrees; one in Sport and Recreation and one in Business. He was also awarded two First Class Master Degrees in Human Resources from Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
When not working, Alex loves getting out into New Zealand’s great outdoors; he particularly enjoys hiking, surfing, and kayaking.
To communicate better, it may be time to do a re-frame on what it means to really listen to someone. This book introduces six ways to listen: (1) with compassion, (2) to reflect and clarify, (3) to surface assumptions, (4) playing the contrarian, (5) to offer balance, and (6) connecting all the dots. Strong leaders know which listening style is needed when. It pays to know the difference.