Seven Tips for becoming a Better Listener

Couples want it. Parents want it. Employers want it. Everyone wants to be heard. However, being heard goes hand in hand with listening.

“Soft skills” are often cited as a great indicator for relational and professional success. They are the hallmark of strong leadership skills. That is because no matter what we do, we can only go as far as our communication skills will take us. And at the top of the list of communication skills is not the ability to speak….but actually to listen!Listening with care and attention is learned behavior. Below is an article that gives you a list of ideas on how anyone can adopt better listening skills. Keep in mind that one of the best gifts we can give another human being is truly listening to them!

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/09/21/7-tips-to-become-a-better-listener/