December 10, 2018 – Forbes –

When we go into a meeting, we all usually have some sort of plan for what we want to say. But how many of us make a listening plan?

Now, listening may seem like the simplest thing in the world to do, and the idea of taking a few minutes to craft a plan for doing so might seem foolish. But most of us, no matter how well-intentioned we are, are actually terrible listeners. We live in a hyper-paced, multitasking, information-overloaded business world. Even when we think we are listening, we usually only have about 50% of our brain — if that ­— tuned in to the person speaking.

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Listening Seekers, what are your thoughts?

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