Lisa Witter is the chief operating officer of Fenton Communications, the largest public interest communications firm in the country. She heads the firm's practice in women's issues and global affairs[…]
Lisa Witter advises men to listen with their full selves.
Question: What should every man know about women?
Lisa Witter: I’m not sure it’s how much what I wish men knew about women that they don’t, I think men can do a better job of really listening to women. I think a lot of times, you know, there’s an old Chinese saying called “Ting” and it means to listen with your heart, your ear and your mind and I think sometimes when people listen they don’t listen with their full selves, you know, this is what emotional intelligence is all about and I think women give a lot of, you know, something like 70% of communications is non verbal and that can be completely irrational to some people like “Tell me exactly what you wanna say.” So I think if men would listen with their heads, heart and mind altogether, I think they’d have better relationships with, you know, their partners, their mothers, whoever it is. But I also think that the world would be a much better place.