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Kim Mehan Com 439 Reading Reflection #4 September 20,2011 Introduction For most individuals, listening is much more difficult to do than talking. To an extent, everyone would rather be talking than listening. People have the desire to talk because they want to be in control, they want their ideas to be brought up first, and the ability to talk leads people to think that they have contributed in some way. Even in the classroom it is difficult to take a seat to just listen. To reflect on relevance In chapter 11 from Management of the Absurd, Richard Farson addresses the issue that listening is much more difficult than talking. He says, “The best kind of listening comes not from technique but from being genuinely interested in what really matters to the other person.” Listening is very important in many situations. However, people of upper management have difficulty strictly just listening and not talking. Talking allows people to feel accomplished; a sense of control. For the most part, listening doesn’t allow that. People enjoy talking because
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