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Why Do You Want to be a Better Listener

Idea Champions is in the process of creating a dynamic new workshop on listening. Towards that end, we thought it would be a good idea to listen to you and other friends, colleagues, and clients of ours to learn more about why listening really matters. Our request? Please rate the following “reasons to listen” for how important they are to you. Results of the poll will be posted on our Heart of Innovation blog within the next few weeks. Thanks!

5= Extremely Important
4= Very Important
3= Important
2= Not very Important
1= Extremely Unimportant

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1. Improve my personal relationships
2. Experience more intimacy with others
3. Learn about new things
4. Understand people better
5. Feel more empathy for others
6. Tune into what people are really saying
7. Inspire people to share their stories
8. Improve my business relationships
9. Help people feel better about themselves
10. See through others’ eyes
11. Deepen my connection to others
12. Better understand people’s feelings
13. Connect to the world around me
14. Improve my social life
15. Become a better person
16. Improve my ability to collaborate
17. Spark new ideas and possibilities
18. Reduce misunderstanding
19. Get to the heart of the matter
20. Solve problems faster
21. Gain peoples’ trust
22. Improve the quality of my life
23. Get different perspectives
24. Honor my own curiosity
25. Increase the likelihood of people listening to me
Other motivations to be a better listener?

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