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Every week, join hosts Gemma Towersey, Ross Dickie, Owen Ferguson and Ross Garner as we discuss all things work, performance and learning.


Episode 382 — You don’t have to talk to add value


As experts, managers or leaders, we often seek to help others by talking, talking, talking. But what if we didn’t talk and just listened?
This week in The Mind Tools L&D Podcast. Ross D and Gemma are joined by Georgie Rudd, an executive coach, to discuss the trials and delights of listening.
We explore:
• reasons that we don’t listen well
• the consequences of not listening (and of listening!)
• how we can improve listening skills.
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