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

Listening: Why would I want to listen?


There is good reason to listen, and there are five reasons why we listen, and it has a big impact in how we respond.

The first reason we listen is to advise and evaluate.  We respond by saying something like, “You should…or …you ought to…or…if I were you this is what I would do.”

The second reason why we listen is […]

Listening: Why would I want to listen?2020-06-29T07:03:03-05:00

Listening: Am I not Listening?


People are probably hearing, but may not be listening.  There are many types of non-listening behaviors.

Pseudo-listening, where it looks like you are listening, but you are not.  It is an imitation of the real thing.

Another is stage-hogging.  This is when a person, turns every topic of conversation to themselves, instead of showing interest in the other person.

Some people are […]

Listening: Am I not Listening?2020-06-29T06:52:46-05:00


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