How to Cultivate Better Listening Skills

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We all know good listening skills are essential, but what is someone to do if you don't already possess a natural talent for listening? Good news is listening skills can be developed with practice. Learn more about the power of inquiry and how that can really make you a better listener.



In both conversations, someone ends up sighing in frustration and confusion. What could the listeners do instead to find out the information they were seeking?

The secret of going into inquiry

The skill they each could use here is inquiry –active investigation of the other person’s thought processes from a position of curiosity. Simply asking someone to explain the same thing over and over again is unlikely to yield useful information.





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