7 ways to become a better workplace listener

Approach conversations with the goal of learning something, ask thoughtful, open-ended questions, and use your ears more than your mouth.

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There’s a reason we have two ears and just one mouth.

The problem, for most of us, is that we prefer speaking over listening. This inability to tame our tongues might seem a small matter, but failing to prioritize listening—or neglecting to cultivate this vital skill—can badly damage your career.

Regardless of your position, follow these steps to become a better listener:

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