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Researchers at the University of Arizona have found that, on average, we speak about 16,000 words a day. And although we’re constantly barraged with new information, experts suggest that we retain a mere 25% of it. In our loud and distracting world, we are inundated with noises on a daily basis, but, as  , there’s one clear reason to listen…

“You’re not listening to me!” It’s an accusation we’ve all been guilty of making and, unfortunately, one we’ve probably all been the recipient of, too. And while it can be difficult to let the feelings of exasperation go, it’s easy to pinpoint their cause: when someone doesn’t listen to us, we don’t feel appreciated. We’ve all heard that listening –…

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Pop culture portrays successful negotiators as loud-mouthed blowhards pursuing their own interests without the slightest concern for others. And, while this portrayal is occasionally accurate, successful negotiators are usually just the opposite—most of them are great listeners. In fact, many experts believe that listening is one of the most important predictors of a successful settlement. In a recent Harvard Business…

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