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1 Listening Module Seventeen Copyright © 2014 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. McGraw-Hill/Irwin

2 Learning Objectives LO 17-1 Explain good listening strategies for the workplace. LO 17-2 Apply strategies for active listening. LO 17-3 Apply techniques for acknowledgment responses. LO 17-4 Recognize value in leadership through listening. LO 17-5 Recognize value in active listening during disagreements. 17-2

3 Listening  Hearing  denotes perceiving sounds.  Listening  Means decoding and interpreting them correctly. 17-3

4 What do good listeners do? 17-4 Pay attention Focus on the other speaker Avoid making assumptions Listen for feelings

5 What do good listeners do? To avoid listening errors caused by inattention:  Before the meeting, anticipate the answers you need to get  At the end of the conversation, check your understanding with the other person  After the conversation, write down key points that affect deadlines or how work will be evaluated. 17-5

6 What do good listeners do? To avoid listening errors caused by self- absorption:  Focus on the substance of what the speaker says  Spend your time evaluating what the speaker says  Consciously work to learn something from every speaker 17-6

7 What do good listeners do? To avoid listening errors caused by faulty assumptions:  Don’t ignore instructions you think are unnecessary  Consider the other person’s background and experiences  Paraphrase what the speaker has said 17-7

8 What do good listeners do? To avoid listening errors caused by focusing solely on facts:  Consciously listen for feelings.  Pay attention to tone of voice, facial expression, and body language.  Don’t assume that silence means consent. 17-8

9 What is active listening?  Active listening,  receivers actively demonstrate that they’ve heard and understood a speaker by feeding back either the literal meaning or the emotional content or both. 17-9

10 What is active listening? Paraphrase the content. Mirror the speaker’s feelings. State your own feelings. Ask for information or clarification. Offer to help solve the problem.

11 Blocking Responses versus Active Listening 17-11

12 How do I show people that I’m listening to them?  Acknowledgment responses help carry the message that you’re listening  The mainstream U.S. culture shows attention and involvement by making eye contact, leaning forward, and making acknowledgment responses 17-12

13 Can I use these techniques if I really disagree with someone?  Good listening enables you to find out why your opponent objects to the programs or ideas you support  If you really listen to the people you disagree with, you show that you respect them


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