Mindful listening

Most of us would like to think that effective listening is within easy reach, and that it’s mostly just a matter of applying simple willpower, discipline, or good manners.  


Yet it requires attention and practice to stay present and truly hear what another person is communicating.  The mind tends to wander, and our internal narratives and busy thoughts fragment our attention and sap our ability to stay focused in the moment. Our emotions can also interfere with our ability to listen.  


Corine Jansen
Chief Listening Officer, Public Speaker and Partner at Cvision