How to grow your skills

How to grow your skills: Active Listening

When you listen actively rather than passively, you are making a genuine effort to listen to and engage with what someone is saying to you.

There are many situations in which you might want to practice active listening:

  • During a job interview to ensure you understand your interviewer’s questions before answering them
  • When your boss or supervisor is giving you instructions about a task to be completed, to ensure you understand what is required of you
  • When listening to the perspective of someone you have a disagreement with, to help you understand their position and resolve the conflict
  • When listening to a friend or colleague when they open up to you about a concern they have, to help you understand their situation or to support them

Here are our top 10 tips to improve your active listening skills:

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