Whether in a group meeting or a one on one discussion, are you listening when others are talking?
Are you checking your watch to see when you can get away?
Are you checking your cell phone for email and text messages?
Are you looking beyond the speaker to see if there might be someone more interesting to speak with?
Are you working on unrelated work while they are talking about something else?
Have you ever considered how much important information you have missed over the years because you haven’t been paying attention?
Do something truly radical and the next time you are in a meeting, turn off your cell phone, close your work, look the speaker in the eyes and you just might learn something….it can’t hurt!
Have a great day!