Obstacles to Active Listening

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Obstacles to Active Listening
Zhimin Hao, Consultant, Switzerland, Member
The main obstacle to active listening, in my view, is often the lack of willingness to listen. It is not a simple issue of skills.
From time to time, we jump to conclusions before listening to what others are to saying, with the belief that we already know what they are to say, and that we know everything.
In the end, the real losers are those who have the arrogance not to listen.
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Listening Without Judgement
John Prpich, United States, Member
When we talk about listening, we have to remember one more key element, listen without judgement. This is where most people fail when they are ...Sign up

Listening Filters
seraphyn, Manager, Morocco, Member
We spend 60% (source: Barker et al 1980) of our time time listening and only retain 25% (source: Nichols & Lewis 1954) of it!
The main factors wh...Sign up

Listening Filters
Wulf-Dieter Krueger, Teacher, Thailand, Member
Not to forget the biggest filter - the speaker.
The ability and the willingness to listen is determined by the speaker:
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Filters of Professionals' Listening
Wulf-Dieter Krueger, Teacher, Thailand, Member
I had to learn in this country that filters could also be the frame-set of the methodology that the listener encages himself/herself in. As far as for...Sign up


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