Behavioral EQ Tip of the Week: Listening is a Skill That Requires Practice

When someone is speaking to you, concentrate fully on the person. Do not allow yourself to be distracted, even by things that might seem minor to you (put away the phone!). Though you think you are listening, you are only hearing. Focus on the person and pay attention to how they are communicating as well as what they are communicating. By reminding yourself to do this regularly, it will soon become a natural habit.