Executive listening cuts right to the chase of who the executive is being rather that the words that are being spoken, as you know often these two things are quite different and that is why so many people wind up saying the same things all the time and feel as if they are getting no where- or not far.
Sometimes you need a coach, or a mentor to guide you, to hold you to account, or just plan give you instructions.
Many executives have pasted that point, they just want someone to listen with out interrupting.
Someone to listen who is not attached to the out come of the decisions being made
Someone who is not going to force an agenda
Some one who from timed to time may offer an opinion and not be upset if their opinion is not followed.
Executive Listeners not only hear the words being said, they also hear what is in the unsaid. This is where the real answers are, and the person doing the speaking come to realise they had the answers all along.