When was the last time you were in a room where the problem was a shortage of talk?
Each of us has an experience, a perspective or an insight (or two) worth sharing. The challenge, at least as it relates to building productive relationships, is that some of us (I’m looking in the mirror, FYI) act like the insight is so grand as to warrant the lion’s share of attention in any room.
So there is almost never a shortage of talk.
Meanwhile, interactions where the objective is to listen, intent on learning, are rare.
If you’ve encountered anyone skilled at purposeful listening it might have made you a bit uncomfortable. It almost certainly made an impression. Continue Reading Is Anyone Really Listening?