Listening Does not Equal Hearing!

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Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal

Listening Does not Equal Hearing!

During a workshop on leading, we were able to distinguish the difference between listening and hearing.
- Hearing is complete as something is heard.
- Listening covers hearing, processing, converting and interpreting the ideas coming through hearing.
The Dutch expert also shared that most South-Asian people lack listening skills, rather they believe more in responding quickly.
We also concluded that the way a person is brought up also plays a vital role in shaping up communication.
A positive outlook could be to think on how the listening culture could be improved among particular group of people. I have a simple analogy in this area. One has to act like a child to help the child understand something. It covers language, gestures and many other actions as to improve their listening skills.

Teacher, Pakistan

Listening / Hearing

So what does it mean to say then "hear me out first" and "listen to me". In both cases the person wants to communicate ...

  Dil Prasad Shrestha, PhD
Management Consultant, Nepal

Listening Skills

I fully agree with the Dutch expert that most of us south Asian people lack listening skills and are unaware of the fact...

  Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal

Another Dimension of Listening

In Hindu learning, listening is given high importance. Religious texts have been transferred from one to the next genera...

  Francesco Ientile, Canada

Passing of Information Between Generations May not Be Active Listening

@Dilip Khanal: When texts and stories are passed from generation to generation, the actions are focused more on hearing...


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