3. The Benefits of being a Great Listener
Being a good listener has many benefits. This is especially true at work, but consider how family and social relationships could also be improved as you acquire great listening skills.
People with good listening skills are more productive, make better partners and colleagues, are better problem solvers, and have healthier interpersonal relationships.
There are some other, less obvious, benefits too. For example, purposeful listening actually helps with stress management, boosts confidence, builds rapport, and helps engender trust.
Who'd have thought it! Learning to be an effective listener has all-round benefits, and there are no losers.
As your competence as a listener grows, so will your confidence, and you can reap a whole range of other benefits.