365 Days of Thankfulness

Day Thirty-seven December 30, 2017

Today I am thankful for people who listen.

It’s taken me all day to come up with my one thing for which I am thankful today.  I can’t elaborate without risking hurting the feelings of a person for whom I care.  What I see happening more in our world of ‘me first’ is the lack of ability to communicate.  A large part of meaningful communication is listening.

When I was training as a supervisor, manager and learning & development coordinator in my corporate job I took a large number of communications courses.  A lot of the courses discussed writing but most of them were based in inter-personal communication.   In order to run a productive meeting, to interact as a team member in a project, or to develop the skills of team members for whom you are responsible you have to listen to people.

Listening can be as valuable in communication as talking.  In my experience, it is often more important.




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