“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” - Stephen R. Covey
Ever miss what someone is saying because you are too distracted crafting your response?
We’ve all been there...
The problem is when we get stuck there.
Simply being aware of this habit will help you gain the traction you need to become a more effective listener.
We live in an increasingly noisy world.
In terms of supply and demand, there is a surplus of broadcasters and a shortage of receivers.
Don’t flood the market; cater to the need. Be a leader who listens. You will always find yourself in demand.
Not sure where you stack up?
If you’ve already forgotten what this blog is about because you’ve been drafting what you want to write in the comment section, it might be worth re-reading.
Tip: Silence is only uncomfortable if you are uncomfortable with it. Stop trying to fill the empty space in a conversation. Stay dedicated to being a receiver and you will be amazed with what you hear.