Listening Intelligence Blog

5 Ways Listening Can Improve Productivity

Posted by Dana Dupuis on May 29, 2020 4:50:29 PM

You're no stranger to the concept of communication. After all, communication — whether over the phone or face-to-face — is a huge part of your work life. However, when many people think about communication, they're biased towards the role of speaking. But the other half of communicationlistening, is equally important. By improving your ability to listen, you will improve your communication overall. And that can make big differences for your team's productivity.

How listening improves productivity is one of our most loved topics and we wanted to re-share it now because it's even more relevant today than we originally posted it almost two years ago. Read more below on how more effective listening can boost you and your team's productivity!

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Topics: Listening for Business, Listening, Communication, Productivity, Performance, Active Listening, Engagement

Sales Is About Listening

Posted by Allison O'Brien on May 1, 2020 5:22:07 PM

I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say, “I hate sales.” Whether they said it from the perspective of “I don’t want to sell,” or “I don’t like the feeling of being ‘sold’ to,” I get it. I hate the typical notion of sales as well, what it is and how it’s generally done. But that’s not how it has to be. We can shift that paradigm by making sales about learning and listening first.

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Topics: Listening, Listening for Sales, Sales, Selling, Communication, Active Listening

Listening: The Other Half of the Communication Equation

Posted by Allison O'Brien on Apr 10, 2020 11:05:00 AM

The first time you meet someone new in a business or personal setting, the first question typically asked is, “What do you do for work?”

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Topics: Listening for Business, Listening, Assessments, Communication, Performance, Active Listening

Do You Listen When You Disagree?

Posted by Allison O'Brien on Mar 31, 2020 7:44:41 PM

We live in polarizing times. You’re either on my side, or you’re not. You agree with me, or you don’t. You get it, or you’re one of “them.”

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Topics: Listening, Communication, Active Listening

Prepping for the Next Generation of Leadership

Posted by Allison O'Brien on Mar 4, 2020 1:09:05 PM

There is a blind spot at the executive level when it comes to Leadership Development. More often than not, a company’s top performers get promoted from within to fill vacant or newly created leadership roles. But without being prepared for their new position, their upward career trajectory starts to level off.  

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Topics: Listening for Business, Listening Styles, Listening, Leadership, Productivity, Performance, Active Listening, Engagement

Listening Intelligence: The Powerful Combination of Active Listening and Cognitive Diversity

Posted by Christina Guarino on Nov 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM

This is the third blog in a series of three that is covering active listening, cognitive diversity, and then how these two components combine to skyrocket team performance through Listening Intelligence. As the last two blogs have described, both active listening and cognitive diversity are important tools to enhance team creativity, cohesiveness, and productivity. But they also carry hidden drawbacks when implemented one without the other that may lead to potential decreases in collaboration. Listening Intelligence merges the high value of active listening and cognitive diversity, fashioning a combination stronger than the sum of its parts.

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Topics: Listening for Business, Leadership, Cognitive Diversity, Communication, Productivity, Performance, Active Listening

Cultivate Cognitive Diversity to Take Your Team to the Next Level

Posted by Christina Guarino on Oct 8, 2019 9:26:00 AM

 

This is the second blog in a series of three that is covering active listening, cognitive diversity, and then how these two components combine to skyrocket team performance through Listening Intelligence. Recognizing the diverse viewpoints on your team (i.e., cognitive diversity) is the key to fostering creativity and boosting productivity.  

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Topics: Listening for Business, Leadership, Cognitive Diversity, Communication, Productivity, Performance, Active Listening

Active Listening: How It Supports Business Success and Where It Falls Short

Posted by Christina Guarino on Sep 23, 2019 7:10:00 AM

 

This is the first blog in a series of three that will explore active listening, cognitive diversity, and then how they combine to create even greater business success through Listening Intelligence. The first step to improving your listening is to be an active, attentive listener let's explore this below.  

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Topics: Listening for Business, Listening, Listening for Sales, Leadership, Communication, Performance, Active Listening

Why We Need to Go Beyond Active Listening

Posted by Dana Dupuis on Jan 23, 2019 12:03:14 PM

Effective listening is essential in all industries and environments. Active listening is often recommended as a way to improve your listening skills. As it turns out, however, listening actively is only the first step if you want to really understand others and communicate effectively with them. Let's look at why it's essential to be a good listener and why it's important to go beyond just active listening. 

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Topics: Listening for Business, Listening Styles, Listening, Listening for Sales, Active Listening