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Three Steps to Listening with Compassion

Most communication problems stem from poor listening

I believe listening is the most important and powerful of all communication skills. In fact, if you think carefully you’ll find that most communication problems stem from poor listening in our relationships at work, and at home. 

That’s why I teach listening skills first in my training and keynotes. I emphasize the need for empathetic listening, seeking to understand the experience and meaning of others beyond their words.

But there’s an even deeper level of listening we might strive for, listening with compassion. This need is brought to light by one of my favorite authors, Thich Nat Hanh, who passed away in January at the age of 95.  

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