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How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don’t Match

How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don’t Match | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
What to do when someone is screaming, venting, explaining, or belaboring.

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 11, 2013 7:55 AM

(From the article): Listening around that style, however, can be incredibly effortful.  When someone is either venting/screaming or explaining/belaboring it triggers a part of your middle emotional brain called the amygdala, which desperately wants to hijack your attentive listening and instead react reflexively with whatever your hardwired reactions are.  And resisting that amygdala hijack is exhausting.

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11 Ways That Active Listening Can Help Your Relationships

11 Ways That Active Listening Can Help Your Relationships | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Put active listening together with empathy to improve your relationships

 

The three stages of AEL (Active Empathic Listening) involve sensing, processing, and responding in empathic ways. In the sensing stage, you indicate that you are taking in all of the outward and inward features of another person's communication. Empathically sensing means that you understand not only what is said but how it is said. In the processing stage, you put the pieces of the conversation together to construct a "narrative whole" that provides you with the essence of what's being communicated. Finally, in the responding stage, you ask questions to make sure you understand what the person is saying. You also show, verbally and nonverbally, that you are paying attention to the speaker.


With this background, see how you rate on the AEL's three subscales...

 


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Radical Listening – 6 Strategies For Deeper Connections - Goodlife Zen

Radical Listening – 6 Strategies For Deeper Connections - Goodlife Zen | All About Coaching | Scoop.it

"Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. -Robert Greenleaf

 

In a recent post, we talked about why you might be undervaluing your listening skills, and how that’s costing you.

In this post, I’ll share some helpful techniques to improve your listening ability.

But before you keep reading, check yourself: how important is listening to you, really?"


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John Michel's curator insight, June 9, 2013 8:11 AM

One of the biggest reasons people don’t listen is that they don’t think it’s important. Unless you decide listening matters for your life, you probably won’t be willing to do the hard work that this post is going to ask of you.

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 9, 2013 3:44 PM

Listen and learn ~ great things happen when you hear the message ~ http://www.lifestyle-online.co.uk/blog/2013/02/listen-and-learn/

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What Does It Mean to Really Listen?

What Does It Mean to Really Listen? | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
I believe that the ability to truly listen is one of the most important skills we can develop in this life—as leaders, as husbands and wives, as friends and coworkers. Here’s a question I have aske...

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John Michel's curator insight, October 9, 2013 1:43 PM

True listeners look beyond the words themselves—they search for meaning in the speaker’s tone and body language. This is especially important when the communication has an emotional component.

Estelblau's curator insight, October 9, 2013 2:57 PM

How do interpreters really listen? What do you think about it?

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:03 PM

Listening and prayer share etymological roots. Deep listening is a quality of a servant-leader and mindful leadership.

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10 tips on becoming a connected listener - Leaders in Heels | Only Womens Business

10 tips on becoming a connected listener - Leaders in Heels | Only Womens Business | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
Janeen Sonsie reminds on the importance of listening and more critically being a connected listener.
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How to Really Understand Someone Else's Point of View

How to Really Understand Someone Else's Point of View | All About Coaching | Scoop.it
It's a necessary prerequisite for persuasion. (Good post on how to understand another's point of view.

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SooJin-Stella Lee's comment, April 30, 2013 7:08 AM
Thank you ^^ I definitely need these sort of information. And I learend lots of things from your strategies to do well in scoop.it.
Karen Dietz's comment, April 30, 2013 11:47 AM
My pleasure Soo-Jin. Keep up the good work!
Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, May 2, 2013 4:24 PM

Put yourself in the other person's shoes.