From the beginning, our mission with Respect Circles has been to foster open communication, learning, and respectful dialogue. We’ve referenced the importance of deliberate listening, and we’ve specifically mentioned a popular past episode of...
From the beginning, our mission with Respect Circles has been to foster open communication, learning, and respectful dialogue. We’ve referenced the importance of deliberate listening, and we’ve specifically mentioned a popular past episode of Respect Circles about this subject. That’s why we thought it would be timely to present a special encore of that episode on becoming a deliberate listener, for listeners who haven’t yet heard that discussion, or as a refresher for long-time listeners to deepen their learning.
Deliberate listening can dramatically improve the quality of our conversations and, in turn, our personal and professional relationships. In this episode, we discuss the importance of becoming a better listener, because so often we jump to our own biases and form judgments before truly processing what the other person is saying. What might be possible if we just listened more? Let’s find out!
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In this episode you’ll hear:
Personal experiences we have both had where we noticed a lack of listening taking place [6:53]
A big lesson about learning that AJ has learned along the way [13:05]
Tips for how we can all become better listeners [15:42]
Specific questions to ask yourself to assess whether you area good listener [16:30]
What the 3 levels of listening are, and why they’re all important to be aware of [17:17]
The tremendous gift that deliberate listening can give you [23:11]
Why slowing down is such a powerful tool in the listening process [27:08]
Self-assessments of our own listening skills [30:32]
Links & Resources:
The Power of Deliberate Listening | Ronnie Polaneczky | TEDxPhiladelphia
Three Levels of Listening - Co-Active Coaching: Henry Kmsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandhal, and Laura Whitworth, authors. https://amzn.to/3mG7RDd
Theory U: Levels of Listening: Otto Scharmer, author.
Be a Better Listener - Assess Yourself: https://bit.ly/3DvSKD5