10 Best Articles on Listening
The most useful articles on listening from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Listening Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on listening by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The psychologist Carl Rogers and the art of active listening
- How to Become a Better Listener
- Listening with Silence
- The lost art of listening
- 5 Simple Habits of Amazing Listeners
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How to Become a Better Listener
Sharpen these seven skills.
«REPEAT PEOPLE’S LAST FEW WORDS BACK TO THEM. If you remember nothing else, remember this simple practice that does so much. It makes the other person feel listened to, keeps you on track during the conversation, and provides a pause for both of you to gather thoughts or recover from an emotional reaction»
How to raise emotionally intelligent kids
We need to teach children about the importance of connection, heart and compassionate listening and put these things at the center of all our relationships, says author, educator and consultant Lae…
«it’s easy to blame our parents for what they did or didn’t do. But the real issue is the lack of emotional literacy in our culture. We don’t teach parents how to respond to children’s feelings and emotions with empathy and compassion. We also don’t teach it in our kindergartens; we don’t teach it in our schools. We still value IQ far more than we value EQ.»
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Listening with Silence
TAoN No. 128: A quiet experiment and a "pocket of possibility." Plus a new icebreaker, and more.
5 Simple Habits of Amazing Listeners
How to tune in and truly connect.
Carolyn Coughlin: Become A Better Listener #157
Acclaimed executive coach and leadership development specialist Carolyn Coughlin discusses tips to help you become a better listener, including why the language we use with each other and with…
The lost art of listening
The story of how this politician won over a warlord contains a lesson that we could all learn from, says organizational psychologist Adam Grant.
«Listening well is more than a matter of talking less. It’s a set of skills in asking and responding. It starts with showing more interest in other people’s interests, rather than in trying to judge their status or prove our own.»
Emotionally Intelligent People Use the 5 Rules of Empathetic Listening to Build Stronger, Deeper Relationships
The concept of empathetic listening is simple--but it can change the way you run your business, and your life.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on listening.
The psychologist Carl Rogers and the art of active listening
To listen well is not only a kindness to others but also, as the psychologist Carl Rogers made clear, a gift to ourselves
«Rogers held that the basic challenge of listening is this: consciousnesses are isolated from one another, and there are thickets of cognitive noise between them.»
Active Listening: The Master Key to Effective Communication
Active listening, as the name implies requires effort. It is much more than simply "hearing" what is being said. This article will show you how to improve your listening skills to make you a better…
«Adler recommends taking notes during key conversations. Although this may be disconcerting to a speaker, it is relevant in some situations.»
The Power of Listening in Helping People Change
Don’t just give feedback.
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