Listening: Are There Different Levels of Listening?


It is important to apply critical thinking skills, however, people might start to think you’re kind of critical.

Critical listening is valuable and centers on understanding a message and evaluating it.  Then determining whether to accept or reject the message based on a standard of judgment upon which to conduct a careful analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a […]

Listening: Are There Different Levels of Listening?2020-06-29T06:10:47-05:00

Listening: Why is Listening so Tiring?


Listening to others can exhausting.  Coworkers and customers, go on and on and on, and we get so tired of listening to them.  Sometimes it’s hard to listen.

Listening takes effort and considerable energy.  Listening effectively is hard work.

The heart rate quickens, respiration increases, and body temperature rises.  Just like a stress response, it can be physically and psychologically draining.

The […]

Listening: Why is Listening so Tiring?2020-06-19T15:31:01-05:00

Listening: What if I have Questions?


You may have a high-profile position in your organization and feel like you need to appear to “know it all” so the people you lead have confidence in you.  If you don’t understand something, which I suspect is rarely, you certainly want to be skilled when asking questions.

I don’t believe asking questions ever makes you look bad.  I think […]

Listening: What if I have Questions?2020-06-19T15:22:28-05:00

Listening: The Business of Communicating


Listening is often taken for granted.  It is critical for successful and fulfilling personal and professional relationships to be a good listener.  One of the keys is to show interest; even if it’s not interesting.  Keep this in mind, this person has decided to talk with you rather than doing anything else in their lives, it’s interesting to them.

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Listening: The Business of Communicating2020-03-20T12:46:12-05:00

Meetings: Any Tips to Keep in Mind?

Generally speaking, are your meetings generally a waste of time?  Do team members go off on tangents? Are people spectators rather than participants? Are there meetings after the meetings? Not good.

Here are some effective meeting tips to keep in mind:

  • Prepare a meeting agenda, time, topics, activities, and activity leaders. Distribute at […]
Meetings: Any Tips to Keep in Mind?2020-03-20T12:46:21-05:00

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