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25.01.2024 Today’s Insights from Harvard Business Review: What is Active Listening?

25.01.2024 Today’s Insights from Harvard Business Review: What is Active Listening?
Dear Students,
 
While building careers in the West, nearly all of you will hear the term “active listening,” if you haven’t done so already. It’s one of those competencies which, if we asked 10 ambitious international students like you to define, might yield 10 distinct responses (assuming that all of you were familiar with this term, coined in 1957 in reference to a method “requiring that we get inside the speaker, [and] that we grasp, from his point of view, just what he is communicating to us”).*
 
The HBR article below thoughtfully and comprehensively unpacks the concept of active listening, demonstrating how candidates like you ought to leverage much more than your ears to listen “actively.” Importantly, this behavior, which is critical to your global business success, also requires deliberate use of your mind, for self-reflection, self-awareness and strategic thinking, prior to, during and following the actual listening process.