How many of you would be agree with me that most people do not listen well.
Now s days when everyone carries around an smartphone or tablet, people don’t focus on each other when they’re together. Unfortunately, this holds true for businesspeople and leaders.
Listening requires putting our own egos aside to listen to someone else.
A powerful listener acknowledges that the person speaking will welcome the opportunity to be heard. A wise listener and leader will validate anyone who is speaking.
If you ask me, I would say-“Listening is an art and mastering it will make you a great leader.” After all, and not everyone knows how to do it properly. But if you can master the art of listening, you’ll improve your leadership and business skills.
Wise businesspeople and leaders listen carefully. They listen to their peers, they listen to their staffs and they listen to their friends and family.
A successful and perfect listener is someone who is able to focus on what another person is saying without getting distracted with their ego or personal agenda. Being a powerful listener is critical for a leader because listening can be a powerful tool. In addition, leaders lead through conversations and a call to action. If you’re not a good listener, then there is a greater chance this won’t happen.
What do effective, powerful listeners do? Here are a few examples:
- They refuse to be distracted by their own egos and personal agendas. They ask questions and then listen to the answers. Wise leaders focus on their teams, employees and peers.
- When interacting one on one, they direct all their attention and focus on the other person. They put their cell phones on “mute” and stop looking at it to see if they have any messages.
- They’re “present,” instead of daydreaming or thinking about who is texting them. Think about your own feelings when you’re in a conversation.
- Have you ever noticed how rewarding it is when someone listens to your ideas and thoughts? Likewise, if you focus and listen to someone, that person will feel validated and know his or her input is valuable.
To conclude I would refer that LISTEN and SILENT both words are made from same letters, try to understand it and learn how to remain silent when listening to somebody.