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Listening: Are You a Time-Oriented Listener?

 

Do you hate wasting time?

If time is consistently a concern, you may be a time-oriented listener.

Here are a few questions to consider.  Are you most concerned with efficiency?  Do you view time as a scarce resource and a valuable commodity?  Do you grow impatient when you view others as wasting time?  Do you find yourself more concerned with deadlines […]

Listening: Are You a Time-Oriented Listener?2020-07-30T11:03:11-05:00

Listening: Are You an Action-Oriented Listener?

 

Do you get frustrated during meetings when your colleagues talk about doing something, but never do anything, and no clear action plan is created?  It feels like your colleagues are just sipping coffee, eating junk food, and talking smart.  You want results.  You want action.

You may be struggling with being an action-oriented listener.

Here a few questions.  Are you most […]

Listening: Are You an Action-Oriented Listener?2020-07-30T11:00:14-05:00

Listening: Are You a People-Oriented Listener?

 

We often hear organizations chant, “People are our greatest asset.”

People do work long hours and their work relationships are also a big part of their social life.

We spend a lot of time with our coworkers and listening is a critical skill for maintaining positive personal and professional relationships.

Here are a couple of questions to consider.  Are you most concerned […]

Listening: Are You a People-Oriented Listener?2020-07-30T10:42:21-05:00

Listening: Are You a Content-Oriented Listener?

 

Even when it comes to listening, style matters.  Are you a people-oriented, action-oriented, time-oriented, and content-oriented listener?

Are you most interested in the quality of the messages heard?  Do you give more weight to the messages of experts and credible sources?  Do you seek details?  Are you skilled at analyzing an issue from several perspectives?  Do you simply enjoy ideas […]

Listening: Are You a Content-Oriented Listener?2020-07-27T14:01:55-05:00

Listening: Why Don’t We Listen?

 

People do a lot of listening, to smart phones on the way to work, to coworkers in meetings, and to casual conversations.  Sometimes it’s hard to continue listening attentively.

There are a number of reasons why we don’t listen.

Sometimes we suffer from something called message overload.  Given the amount of speech most of us encounter everyday, makes carefully listening to […]

Listening: Why Don’t We Listen?2020-06-29T07:05:33-05:00
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