Miranda James

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Active Listening to Improve... Everything

How often do you listen to the woes of a friend of family member, and do only that: just listen? While many of us want to try to offer a solution and help solve problems for others, active listening may just be the biggest gift you can offer to someone else.<p>Enter the Crisis Text Line, a free text …

Mental Health

Why Are Some People Bad at Listening?

Most of us have had the experience of being with a bad listener. There’s the person who looks at his phone while you speak and periodically nods his …

Active Listening - A Skill That Everyone Should Master

Listening is arguably the most important element of interpersonal communication. Our ability to listen well impacts the quality of all of our …

Effective Listening

<b>You Probably Don't Listen as Effectively as You Think You Do ... and You Probably Don't Know It</b> <br>A study of over 8,000 people employed in businesses, …

How to Improve Communication with Effective Listening Skills

Effective and meaningful communication is vital to human growth and function. However, the 21st century’s emphasis on speed has often produced quick …

Build Better Listening Skills

Now Hear This!<p>Listening is an important skill to cultivate. It helps you learn, develop friendships, and show your good manners by being attentive …

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average.<p>In our experience, most people think good listening comes down to doing three things:<p>Not …

Public Speaking

4 Things Great Listeners Do

<b>Dear Annie:</b> I know you’ve written a lot about soft skills, including how important it is to listen well at work — but what can you do if you are …

Public Speaking

How to convince anyone you're a good listener

Just as you're finalizing a plan to make chicken cutlets, you're jolted back into reality.<p>"Are you even listening?"<p>Oh, right. You're supposed to be listening to your friend vent about her boss.<p>It's just that she's been going in circles about it for 20 minutes now, and while you've picked up bits …

University of Michigan

Listening Is Critical in Today’s Multicultural Workplace

Do you ever get introduced to someone at a lunch meeting or a networking event, and before the conversation is over you forget the person’s name? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. The average person remembers between 25% and 50% of what he or she hears, according to most studies. That means …

Do You Listen to Convince or Learn?

<i>"When you talk you are only repeating what you already know. But when you listen you might learn something new." -- attributed to author J.P. McEvoy</i><p>"Are you a convincer or a listener?" asks Melissa Orlov, author of <i>The ADHD Effect on Marriage</i>. I mention this because I like the term she uses: …

Communication Skills

5 Common Reasons You Tune People Out

Understanding these common barriers to effective listening is the first step to becoming a better, more engaging leader.<p>What transforms a conversation from casual advice into a constructive experience? Listening.<p>Hearing is a basic human function, but listening is an essential tool that a leader …

Leadership

9 Things Good Listeners Do Differently

Despite being taught the importance of listening from a young age -- think about how many teachers have asked you to "put your listening ears on" -- the truth is, most of us aren't as good at the skill as we ought to be.<p>Research shows that the average person listens with only 25 percent efficiency …

How to Make Sure You’re Heard in a Difficult Conversation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>A difficult conversation has to be a two-way street. You’re unlikely to come to a resolution if you don’t hear the other person out. But equally important when addressing a conflict is getting your message across. So after you’ve thoroughly listened to your counterpart, increase the …

Self-help

How to Know If You Talk Too Much

You may have heard the saying, “When you’re in love, smoke gets in your eyes.” Well when you’re talking, smoke gets in your eyes <i>and</i> ears. Once you’re on a roll, it’s very easy to not notice that you’ve worn out your welcome. You may not even realize that the other person is politely trying to get a …

San Francisco

Here's What To Do When You Don't Know How to Comfort Someone

<i>(This article appeared previously on HuffingtonPost50.com.)</i><p>There are times in life when we are called upon to offer comfort, but words fail us. Not …

Lou Gehrig