We Are What We Affect – Community Engagement Podcast (29)

by Glen

How we respond to developments is often predicated by how we were heard.  Children learn early and instinctively that if they express an emotion that gets a quick and positive response for their caregivers then they are appreciated.  Tone deaf parents often leave a legacy of children feeling frustrated and victimized.  Citizens experience similar emotions.  A community engagement exercise that doesn’t actually listen and respond to what is being expressed is a recipe for ultimate failure.  Proper listening, however, might lead to a new and dynamic future.

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