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listen

verb ausculate, be attentive, concentrate on, give one's attention to, hark, hear, hearken, heed, intercept, listen in, monitor, obey, overhear, pick up
See also: attend, concentrate, eavesdrop, hear, heed, monitor, obey
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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.
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.