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Active Listening in an Agile World

Much of the conventional wisdom around active listening suggests that we remain quiet, nod, and offer the occasional “mm-hmmm” to show the talker that we’re really listening to her.  Couple that with repeating back to the talker what we thought we heard and understood her to be saying, and you’ve got the formula for good active listening, right?!
Wrong.

Chariti Gent

DiSC Expert. Interpersonal Communications Consultant. Team-Building Specialist.

October 15, 2019

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