“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen R. Covey
What stops you from listening effectively?
Are you rehearsing what you want to say next?
Are you wishing they would just get on with it?
Are you distorting what they are saying so it fits how you view things?
Are you doing something else at the same time?
When you are talking, you know when someone is not really listening.
If someone does that to you, how does that make you feel?
Have a look at this checklist, and notice which ones are true for you.
My best wishes, Paul