Listening – it’s a capacity most of us have, but we carelessly overlook, under use or often take for granted.
As a coach It’s my job to be able to listen deeply, powerfully during my coaching sessions, at a deep level (that would be difficult to sustain all day) so i can pick up every detail, every nuance, every hidden meaning. Listening may not be your day job, but it’s a great opportunity to deepen your relationships, spot hidden opportunities and bring out the best in others – both professionally and personally.
My question for you to reflect on this week is, Are you listening closely enough?
Because it’s not enough just to listen. If real communication and connection are going to take place, we need to listen closely. Attentively. Fully. So we can truly hear what is being said.
6 reasons to be a better listener
Who you should listen closely to (and those you may be overlooking)
7 tips to help you listen closely
Mentioned in this episode:
Book: “Time to Think” by Nancy Kline
“Every man is my superior and in that I learn from him” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
”The quality of your attention determines the quality of other people’s thinking”