The ability to listen is one of the most important skills for any employee, entrepreneur or leader, and there are so many reasons why.
In this world where we’re on information overload and we think multitasking shows how productive we can be (more about that later), it is more critical than ever to listen. To be in the present moment. To focus. To hear what is being said to you, especially if it’s information, requests or instructions from your investors, customers, colleagues or boss. I cannot stress this enough.
Think about it: if you don’t listen—really listen—then you may miss those important details that can help you do your job better, delivering what your audience wants and what your company needs. You may waste time and money because you didn’t pay attention, and you may miss many golden opportunities .
Listening builds confidence–in you and your audience–as well as your ability to grow.
Good listeners make great teammates and even greater leaders. So—start today. Start now.
Are you listening?
Copyright 2013 Michelle Kerrigan