The Art of Active Listening
Active listening takes work and practice but the results are worth it
Perhaps you’ve heard the quote “There’s a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” The concept might seem simple, but active listening – that is, fully concentrating on what’s being said – takes work and practice.
The results can make a significant difference in the quality of relationships, followership and overall results.
Five Steps for Sharpening Your Listening Ears
While there may not be an actual formula for active listening, there are steps you can take to become a better listener. Even if you already feel like you’re a good listener, it never hurts to brush up on these skills as listening is an irreplaceable tool in your communications toolkit.
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