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It's Your Move: Dealing Yourself the Best Cards in Life and Work by Jill Bremer, Cyndi Maxey

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Chapter 7. The Listening Hand

The Listening Hand

SUCCESS CARD 28: Listen to Learn

Listening is at the center of every move you make and, therefore, one of the most challenging hands to play. Listening will distinguish you as a key player, move you toward your goal, and establish your success. Nobody succeeds alone. You make decisions and choices based on listening to others. Dramatist Wilson Mizner once said, “A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after awhile he gets to know something.”[1] The good listener is popular and does learn a lot, yet when you ask people what causes communication problems in their lives, many will say, “Nobody listens.” Social ...

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