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Udemadu 1 Obieze Udemadu R. Bueckendorf British Literature 25 January 2018 AOW: Listening is an Overlooked Leadership Tool Listening is a very essential tool that is often times overlooked because of the fact that people become easily distracted due to many outside distractors. The most significant listening level that I believe should be used more is 360 listening. During 360 listening, the listener is completely focused on what the speaker is saying interpreting the reasons behind the thoughts, and also the ones they are not explicitly stating. The author of the article describes the energy felt when she states, “When I close my laptop and it’s just me and the person across the table, there’s a connection. There’s energy. There’s the reminder of what’s possible if we focus on what the other person has to say. I’m reminded of why what we’re building matters.” This quote advocates for the fact that when two people come together, without the influence of other distracted, they can truly connect with each other thoughts. Listening is one of the most important tools that
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Unformatted text preview: deserves to be utilized more than it is currently being used. In today’s society, you can rarely have a one-on-one conversation with someone without their attention being drawn away from what you are saying or having them give you their undivided attention to begin with. The reason behind this issue is because of all the new technology that is being developed that’s beginning to cause people to become socially awkward. In the last Article of the Week that we read, it discussed the controversial issue of loneliness and how it is beginning to affect more people everyday. The article discussed about how social media was a significant contributor to loneliness. This is partly due to the fact that people pull themselves away from their social life Udemadu 2 just to be more involved in social media. This can begin to affect people’s listening skills which is reflected in this week’s article we read....
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