You’ve spent years learning how to read and write, years learning how to speak.  But what about listening? -Stephen R. Covey

“What training or education have you had that enables you to listen so that you really, deeply understand another human being from that individual’s own frame of reference?” asks Stephen Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  “So if you want to be really effective in the habit of interpersonal communication, you cannot do it with technique alone.  You have to build the skills of empathic listening….that inspires openness and trust.”

This week, I encourage you to listen really deeply when others speak.

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Very best,


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