Leaders often rise to leadership because they're great talkers. Now it's in the way. You can't connect, communicate or influence without listening. Bad bosses talk. Successful leaders listen. Stop talking about listening. Ouch: I still remember the day I asked my wife if I was a good listener.
Listening is the unsung hero of communication. We love to praise great orators and recite lines from famous speeches, and rightly so. Words are powerful. But listening can be equally so.If you improve your listening skills, you'll probably never win an award for it or make it into...
If you're hearing others through the filter of your own concerns, you're not really hearing them. By Mr. Marino is a philosophy professor and author. Ernest Hemingway put it bluntly: "Most people never listen." Given that meaningful relationships are crucial to human thriving, it is unfortunate that the ability to listen should be so underestimated, and so rare.
Good listening doesn't follow a technique as much as being willing to enter into another person's life.
Listening through the screen of your own desires means that you are listening to your own voice and desires. It is the same as not listening at all. Listening demands wiping the slate of your mind clean.