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How to Be a Great Listener

Listening is an essential skill that can help a person to gain new insights into people's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.   Listening is what builds relationships and successful teams.    It is not just about hearing what someone says, it's about understanding them too. It is important to listen carefully as it can help us show empathy and connect with others in meaningful ways.   Listening is different from talking: talking means thinking out loud while listening means putting your voice on pause so you can understand what someone else has said before speaking yourself.   Listening also allows us to meet people where they are at instead of where we want them to be which may not always be the same   Listening is often thought of as passive, but it can definitely be learned through active engagement. Active engagement involves going beyond simply allowing something into your ears and thinking about what's happening in the speaker's life or trying to determine their em