“The most important part of communication is surprisingly not talking – it is listening.” – Author Elizabeth Bryant in her book Blended Families
Listening is often taken for granted. People often hear what is being said but hearing is different to listening. To listen, we need to make a conscious effort not to just hear what is being said but also to absorb it and understand.
Good listeners are good communicators and the experience of speaking to them is more enjoyable.
Here are few more advantages of being a good listener
Do you practice active listening?
If yes, how has it benefitted you?