This extended episode is also available as an article on medium.com and shares insights taken from some of the audiobooks about listening I've reviewed on my podcast.
Want to add lasting value at work and in personal relationships? In our attention economy, being a good listener helps you stand out for the right reasons. If we want to build rapport, trust, and collaborative productivity after months of virtual isolation, now seems an ideal time to elevate our listening skills with colleagues, friends, family, and even strangers.
We have everything to gain, including deeper connections, more supportive relationships, better career prospects… and we might even be surprised by what we learn about ourselves.
If you're interested in learning more about listening skills, check out these articles:
- What Great Listeners Actually Do by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman (Harvard Business Review)
- Talk Less. Listen More. Here's How. Lessons in the art of listening, from a C.I.A. agent, a focus group moderator and more By Kate Murphy (New York Times)
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Audio production by Graham Stephenson
Episode music: Caprese by Blue Dot Sessions