Obstacles to Active Listening

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Obstacles to Active Listening
Zhimin Hao, 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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