You're Not Listening

You're Not Listening

What You're Missing and Why It Matters

Book - 2020
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"At work, we're taught to lead the conversation. On social media, we shape our personal narratives. At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians. We're not listening. And no one is listening to us. Despite living in a world where technology allows constant digital communication and opportunities to connect, it seems no one is really listening or even knows how. And it's making us lonelier, more isolated, and less tolerant than ever before. A listener by trade, New York Times contributor Kate Murphy wanted to know how we got here. In this always illuminating and often humorous deep dive, Murphy explains why we're not listening, what it's doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. She makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there (including a CIA agent, focus group moderator, bartender, radio producer, and top furniture salesman). Equal parts cutting expose, rousing call to action, and practical advice, You're Not Listening is to listening what Susan Cain's Quiet was to introversion. It's time to stop talking and start listening"-- Provided by publisher.
Despite constant digital communication we are lonelier, more isolated, and less tolerant than ever before. Murphy explains why we're not listening, what it's doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. She makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there. It's time to stop talking and start listening. -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York :, Celadon Books,, 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781250297198
1250297192
Characteristics: viii, 278 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: You are not listening

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hooppii
Jul 19, 2020

This book can be good for those who find listening a new skill. If you're already a listener, this book just drags on and on and belabours every little point. The concepts are excellent but they're really nothing new. Just repackaged under a new title.

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lynelliot
Jul 06, 2020

Excellent book about a fundamental skill that is badly eroding in contemporary life. The author not only gives pointers about how to be a good listener, but also makes a very compelling, and at times even inspiring, case about why you should try.

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joantwin2jean
Jan 30, 2020

Boring. Nothing new here, didn't learn a thing.

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brangwinn
Jan 14, 2020

Could easily be the best book I’ll read in 2020. I read this advice book on a cruise and put the information I learned about listening skills right to work. Amazing how much better I listen when I am not thinking about what I am going to say, instead of listening to the other person, and basing the conversation on what they are sharing. There are lots of good examples given in the book. And it is short enough that you’ll soon be a better listener. Put down that smart phone and talk to someone.

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