Do you want to be a better listener? Here is an advanced practice drill. Listen to someone you really disagree with. It should not be a challenge to find someone in today’s political climate.
But here’s the catch. Your purpose is to listen and try to see the world through their eyes. Agreement is not required. This is hard, but if you can listen to someone you really disagree with and make an honest attempt to understand, listening to your colleagues, boss, direct reports, friends and family will be a walk in the park. Inhale, exhale and repeat as needed.
– Barry Goldberg, Vistage International