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10 Inspiring Quotes About Listening and Learning

Is your pin board at work lacking inspiration? We have a quote just for you! As HR professionals, much of your daily work is about listening. Whether it’s listening to employees or bosses, every time we listen is a time for learning as well. Here are our favorite 15 quotes about listening and learning:

  1. “If you make listening and observation your occupation, you will gain much more than you can by talk.”­ – Robert Baden-Powell
  2. “Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.” ­– Alan Alda
  3. “There is as much wisdom in listening as there is in speaking ­– and that goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones.” – Daniel Dae Kim
  4. “The art of conversation lies in listening.” ­– Malcom Forbes
  5. “You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.” – M. Scott Peck
  6. “Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.” ­– Ed Cunningham
  7. “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.” ­– Doug Larson
  8. “Part of doing something is listening. We are listening. To the sun. To the stars. To the wind.” – Madeleine L’Engle
  9. “An appreciative listener is always stimulating.” – Agatha Christie
  10. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

Improve Your Listening Skills

Need to work on your listening skills? To become a better listener, remember the key actions in active listening:

  • Pay attention
  • Show that you’re listening
  • Defer judgement
  • Provide feedback
  • Respond appropriately

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