Human resource experts list, "Fail to listen to and help employees feel that their opinions are valued" as among the top 10 mistakes that managers routinely make.
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
For medical professionals, failure to listen
has been blamed as a cause for improper diagnosis or inadequate treatment (Nyquist, 1992; Underwood & Adler, 2005; Davis et al.
When God tells Abraham to listen
, He was saying to engage in conversation.
The teacher elicits a number of words from the students and listens
to their initial hypotheses but does not offer "right" or "wrong" judgments.
When learners listen
to unfamiliar speech they hear an almost continuous chain of sounds.
Since his musical taste includes ``everything but rap,'' 51-year-old Slocum uses both services to listen
to Christmas music, blues and classical.
Even doctors are now getting instruction in how to listen
as part of their medical training.
According to recent studies, American adults listen
at only 25 percent efficiency; most adult listeners are preoccupied, distracted and forgetful nearly 75 percent of the time (Hunsaker, 1990).
When I listen
to music, I really listen
to it - it's not just background.
If almost half our time is spent listening, and, since most people listen
at the 25 percent level, imagine what you are missing.
Finally, the rate at which specific target demographic audiences listen
to complete commercial messages varies by the product category being advertised.