Every good conversation starts with listening. Really?

“Every good conversation starts with listening”

Back in 2014 Remco Mostertman, founder of the Dutch HR Community, wanted to start a series with HR Quotes, and he asked if he could share (on Twitter) some of my videos with a nice quote. I provided some quotes, but Remco didn’t like the quote I provided with a short video about listening, so he suggested another one, he found on the internet: “Every good conversation starts with listening”. He created a picture (unfortunately I cannot find it anymore), where a very big ear was attached to my head, and a balloon with the quote. It was posted on Twitter somewhere in August 2014.

Last week someone asked me if she could use my very inspiring quote about good listening. Of course, no problem with me (although it is not my quote, but I didn’t say that). I tried to find the original picture via Google. I was not able to find the original one, but to my surprise I found many others! After an hour I found 47 versions, and I am sure there are more. I have some reservations. Many pictures are floating around with a quote attributed to me that isn’t mine. Fortunately it is harmless (something like “Every cloud has a silver lining”, or “A picture tells more than a thousand words”, also not mine by the way).

Some visuals with “my” quote

Adirectsourcing

 

Agilus

Ascender

BACF

Bapplware

BarkerSocial.com

 

Benefigo

 

Core Values

Cube Self storage

The Eccountant

EHRMS

Fresh HR Insights

Gramho

GTI Executive Education

Haiku Deck

Herd HR

HR Dubai

HRSA

good listening

The HR Source

HR Quote

HR Quote

 

HR Spectacles

HR Success

Human Being Vision

IPMA HR

Jason Renda

Jennifer Phelan

 

Lethego Lesotho

Mark Wright

Martyns Consulting

Middle Earth HR

Mike Arauz

Hey, what is Mike doing with my quote?

 

MJ Settelen Construction

M3S

My HRBP Partner

Oasis

People Prime

Phebian Ezima

Picuki

Sharp HRD solutions

Silvershr.com

SoGo Survey

SOS news

Spanish

Speak Freely

Strandum HR

Twenty one People Network

 

Umanni

WebAtlante HR

 

From the archives

After publishing this post some other pictures with quotes appeared:

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