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#712 Listening with an Open Mind Drives Successful Collaboration

Most careers require you to work with other people. Listening with an open mind drives successful collaboration. Do your best to strip away preconceived ideas and open yourself up to differing viewpoints.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in listen, Podcasts, win people over.

#711 Become a Great Listener

If you want to be a well-liked person, become a great listener. Here are some thoughts on how to do it.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in listen, Make people like you, Podcasts, win people over.

#710 The Power of Repetition

Just because you’ve heard something before doesn’t mean you won’t come away from hearing it again with a new perspective or idea. In the end it may just help you remember it. Don’t discount the power of repetition.…

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#709 Allow People to Speak

It’s human nature to want to be heard. When someone is talking, resist the desire to jump in. Allow people to speak by providing the space they need to finish their thought before you respond.…

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Posted by Joel Brookman in listen, Make people like you, Podcasts.

#708 Get Interested in What People Have to Say

We are quick to assume that we know about a topic someone is discussing or that we completely understand the person that is speaking. When we reach this assumption we begin to tune them out. What if we could genuinely get interested in what people have to say?…

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Listen More and Talk Less

“A wise man once said nothing.”

“I know” are two dangerous words. If you know everything, you will learn nothing. Furthermore, nobody likes a know-it-all. Perhaps it makes sense to listen more and talk less. Get interested and take advantage of opportunities to increase your knowledge base.

Stop assuming

As someone begins speaking about a subject that you are knowledgeable about, resist the urge to interject your thoughts. Allow them to speak and see if anything comes up that you didn’t know.

Defer to an expert

When speaking with a subject matter expert, let go of that which you think you know and take in the knowledge that is being espoused.…

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