Effective listening is essential for effective teamwork

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Want to be viewed as a valuable team player? One skill matters more than any other: Listening.

This means giving people your full attention and communicating that they are IMPORTANT to you.

So, how do you become the best listener on your team? Stop multitasking and start focusing.

Start by implementing these steps into your system:

•Schedule time for focused communication with coworkers.
•Silence digital distractions during your conversation.
•Remove visual distractions as much as possible.

When you give coworkers your full attention, you’ll earn their full respect and trust.

I’d love to hear your suggestions, too! What do YOU do to stay focused on your team during conversations?


True productivity isn’t about being the world’s greatest multitasker. In fact, it comes from learning to focus on ONE task at a time. Learn how to reverse the switchtasking habit with proven systems shared in my bestselling book, The Myth of Multitasking. You can grab a copy at multitaskbook.com.

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