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The importance of understanding and empathy

The importance of understanding and empathy

By listening to other people and responding to their needs, you can also fulfill your own needs.

Showing empathy is the key to a mutually satisfying interaction. The better you respond to the needs of the person you are talking to, the more your own needs will be met.

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A practical guide to help us improve our communication skills. It offers useful strategies and techniques to communicate more effectively and interact successfully with others.

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Practice Empathy

  • You can’t experience everyone else’s lives to fully understand them, but you can listen. Put aside your preconceptions or skepticism and allow the person you’re talking to a chance to explain how they feel. 
  • Take up a contrary position to your own: If you think your bos...

How listening works

Listening is more than a matter of talking less. It's a set of skills in asking and responding.

It starts with showing more interest in other people's interests rather than trying to judge their status or prove our own...

We can all get better at asking truly curious questions that do...

Empathy

  • Cognitive and emotional empathy: You can describe things in ways your colleagues can understand because you are aware of different perspectives.
  • Good listening: You pay full attention to the other person and make sure you understand what they are saying.

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