Our culture is cultivated by the way people interact. If we are not truly, actively listening we have lost an opportunity. If we are not listening and asking questions for clarification and understanding, trust will decrease. Listening is situational and relational, meaning we listen differently in different contexts and scenarios.
Oscar Trimboli sets out how being a more effective listener can help empower people in his whitepaper Deep Impact – listening beyond words.
To find out what your listening blind spots and barriers are, try out the Deep Listening Quiz.
The 125/400 Rule explains why listening deeply and effectively is so difficult, and why you need to reorientate yourself to learn to become a better listener, not speaker. Whilst you can listen at 400 words per minute, you can only speak at between 125-175 words per minute.