How to Be an Elite Active Listener

Leaders that listen change the trajectory of their team and the quality of their relationships. However, even with ample opportunities to listen, most leaders aren’t very good at it.  

Preliminary research from the SkillsLoft assessment shows only 13% of professionals have “effective” listening skills. Another study suggests roughly 60% of communication time is spent listening, yet most people retain just 25% of what they hear.

Whether you believe you are in this group struggling to effectively listen or not, there is a simple principle you should consider to help you:

Don’t assume you are listening, assume you are not listening

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