Who’s on First; Are You Listening?

  1. As a speaker, do you make an effort to be sure your listener(s) understands what you are communicating?
  2. As a speaker, do you stop periodically to ask questions to ensure your listener is on track?
  3. As a listener, do you ask the right clarifying questions to the speaker to ensure each of you is in sync with what your team members communicate?
  4. As a listener, are you listening to all that the leaders speak, or are you only engaged in selective hearing, hearing words you want to hear?
  5. As a listener, do you become irritated and then shut out effective listening and misconstrue what is being verbalized?
  6. Are you a good speaker?
  7. Are you a good listener?

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Brad G. Philbrick

Brad G. Philbrick

Brad earned a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.