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October 13, 2021 38 min

Today’s topic can dramatically improve the quality of our conversations and, in turn, our personal and professional relationships. In this episode, we discuss the importance of becoming a better listener, because so often we jump to our own biases and form judgments before truly processing what the other person is saying. What might be possible if we just listened more? Let’s find out!

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Personal experiences we have both had where we noticed a lack of listening taking place [6:53]
  • A big lesson about learning that AJ has learned along the way [13:05]
  • Tips for how we can all become better listeners [15:42]
  • Specific questions to ask yourself to assess whether you area good listener [16:30]
  • What the 3 levels of listening are, and why they’re all important to be aware of [17:17]
  • The tremendous gift that deliberate listening can give you [23:11]
  • Why slowing down is such a powerful tool in the listening process [27:08]
  • Self-assessments of our own listening skills [30:32]
  • Links & Resources:

    The Power of Deliberate Listening | Ronnie Polaneczky | TEDxPhiladelphia

    Three Levels of Listening - Co-Active Coaching: Henry Kmsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandhal, and Laura Whitworth, authors.

    Theory U: Levels of Listening: Otto Scharmer, author.

    Be a Better Listener - Assess Yourself: 

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