Stop and Listen

There are many moments worth stopping for in life.  It’s easier to glance at the person before averting our eyes and moving by.  To engage, we have to stop.   We have to look and listen — and invest a moment of our time. When we delude ourselves by thinking that we don’t have time to do this, we are missing everything.

Instead of pushing to dominate a conversation, find places to stop and let other people respond.  When you relax and offer a collaborative conversation to people, they know it immediately.  Together you create a rich medium of communication.  You will get much more done.

 

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Lou Solomon

Lou Solomon is the founder of Interact. She is a TEDx speaker and a member of the adjunct faculty at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. Her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur.com, CEO.com, and Fast Company.