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Listening will help you lead more effectively

  • When you listen, you learn: about your teammates and what’s important to them, ideas, stories, concerns.
  • Listening sends the message that you value the other person.
  • Listening helps you make good decisions: it slows you down so you can diagnose effectively before you act.

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  • Show that you’re paying attention. Lean in. Make eye contact. Nod.
  • Paraphrase what the other person said and ask them if you got it. 
  • Ask open-ended questions to encourage them to continue and increase your understanding.
  • Take notes during ...

Listening is a critical leadership skill you can master. 

It will help you learn about the people you work with, demonstrate you think they’re important, and help you make better decisions.

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