Most managers, though, are not natural born listeners . It’s an acquired skill that is enabled by another critical managerial behavior – asking questions. (Good Managers Listen. Great Managers Ask Questions.
Mea culpa! I’ll admit to talking way too much. Funny thing is I can hear myself do it, consciously tell myself “shut it”, but it’s a difficult request of any ego. Learning to listen well, and really listen, not just sit there thinking of ways to respond to others is the key. I find myself thinking, “let it wash over you Bill. No need to say anything just yet.” I’m getting better at it these days. What’s your take on how you listen, or not, in your own conversations?
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