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6 Ways Effective Listening Can Make You a Better Leader

don't listenPeople do not just want to be heard. They want to be acknowledged. Glenn Llopis writes for Forbes about how to be a better leader through listening. Show employees that you genuinely care about them so that they want to work harder for you. Engage yourself by asking employees to elaborate on their opinions. Be empathetic and relate to your people’s concerns and frustrations. Try not to judge people just because their style is different from yours. Be mindful of your environment, including body language and voice tone in conversations. And lastly, do what you can not to interrupt people. No one likes getting cut off.

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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