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Big egos have little ears.
July 22, 2020
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Big egos have little ears.
Lee Iacocca, Former CEO Chrysler Corporation “I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen. Business people need to listen at least as much as they need to talk. Too many people fail to realize that real communication goes in both directions.”
You must have an experience that during the conversation, other people cut the matter and start speaking. A person stops the other one in any aspect, according to him, it is not so important and he has something most important to share.
Agree, you have the right to share and share with the team. But cutting others’ speech at halfway is up to what extend fair. No serious reason and nothing so important to share even in some cases.
You must listen to people when they are speaking to you or the team. You could have completely disagreed. You do not find any serious reason in the presentation. But it won’t allow you any point of time to cur others’ speeches. Sometimes, they stop you literally. They throw your words back in your mouth.
You could not listen which you do not want to listen to. Agree with you but it won’t give you licensee to cur others speaking. The right to listen do not include the right to agree seriously. Are you showing interest in listening even you are not listening? Listening with blockages, unnecessary talking, doing some other work and degusting body language is never worth advisable and never adds values in you.
When every head is considered as unique and creation of God. How you could stop while speaking. The saddest part of the conversation is that you being human do not listen and cut the other person’s conversation halfway and ask him to listen to you with understanding.
You could have effective questioning. Questioning could add wisdom to the team. But you are not questioning. You start speaking as if you have the most powerful ideas to present. Even, you do not consider his thoughts. You are too dominating and too must aggressive in your presentation or speaking.
You force them to listen to your words and speeches. People could not talk even that the time when you are speaking. You are also not making any big difference in the team.
When you have to listen as the other person is speaking is true wisdom. Real wisdom lies in listening not speaking. A true listener could achieve more at the end of the conversation. Certainly, he could have something to carry home in his bags. Your ears never get you in trouble. Your tongue could create unnecessary problems.
“You learn when you listen. After listening, you could not earn money but certainly, you earn wisdom, answers, respect, and relationship.

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Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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