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Learning To Listen

One of Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits…” is “Seek first to understand, then be understood.” As you know, by this he means you should first listen completely to someone else, without interrupting, then when it’s your turn, you can make your point.

He goes on to explain that if while the other person is speaking, you’re dancing from foot to foot, impatient to make your point, then you’re not listening to the other person.

When I first read that, I remembered with some guilt the many times I was in that exact situation, and since then, have seen others frequently do the same thing. Continue reading Learning To Listen