A question is only productive when you listen to the answer

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Do you think you’re a good listener? 👂 Learning to listen is a skill you can always improve.

Questions are a powerful way to find solutions, build strong relationships, and grow as a person or a team.

The next time you ask a question, make sure you do the following:

✔️ Slow down and give the person responding your full attention.

✔️ Maintain friendly eye contact.

✔️ Listen to understand, rather than thinking of responses.

How else can you improve your ability to listen actively?

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If you’d like to learn more about asking productive questions, you may enjoy Dave’s new course on LinkedIn Learning, How to Ask Productive Questions.