Are you a good listener?

Are you a good listener? For communication to even be functional, a number of steps are required. Effective listening is one of them yet an underrated skill as where in the curriculum is it taught yet,

“Every human being needs to listen consistently in order to live fully.” (J. Treasure).

Yet, even if you are an ‘all-star’ listener, remember what you’re hearing has everything to do with what ‘you’ may have already communicated.

So, when you are not hearing the response you want from others, don’t make your first act to question them better, take responsibility and perhaps listen with the context in mind and with greater focus.