Why is no-one listening?

Have you ever thought to yourself ‘why is no-one listening’?

Listening can be really difficult because we live in a world of distractions. And whilst that is true, assumptions also come in to play because we do not know everything that is going on with everybody.

After you have held a conversation with a colleague, a friend, or a member of your team, have you ever been asked later on, ‘why didn’t you tell me?’ Or even asked yourself, ‘why didn’t I tell them?’

Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty his heart. – Tich Nhat Hanh

If you want to make a transformational impact, you have to be able to:

  • be fully present
  • withhold your assumptions
  • question for clarity and insight
  • challenge and be uncomfortable yourself

You do not need to know all of the answers or create a fix but you do need to be able to:

  • help people to 𝙨𝙚𝙚 what you 𝙨𝙚𝙚, and
  • help them 𝙨𝙚𝙚 the world they are seeing and speaking, safely.

If you have a coach, you will understand why this safe space and mindset is important.

Be willing to be vulnerable and uncomfortable and you will serve your teams, and yourself better.

We can teach you how to actively listen, but the transformation piece comes from you experiencing it.

Get in touch to discover how.

Also check out our video discussion on listening.

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