10 ways to be a better listener

Do you finish people’s sentences when they’re talking? Do you avoid eye contact? If so, you’re not listening as well as you should.

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Being a good listener is essential to being an effective leader.

When you listen, you:

Here are 10 tips to be a better listener:

1. Look at the person speaking to you. Maintain eye contact.

2. Watch for non-verbal clues: body language, gestures and facial expressions.

3. Eliminate all distractions. Don’t multitask.

4. Ask questions that let the other person know you heard him and want to learn more.

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