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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    The absolute highest recommendation

    'Are You Really Listening? Keys to Successful Communication' is a self-help guide to relationships, and the value of listening - a skill desperately needed in a world prone to misunderstandings and worse. 'Are You Really Listening?' isolates the factors that tend to keep people from listening, and how to identify one's own tendencies to tune out what others are saying - from the 'Me Too' syndrome that tends to tune out the speaker and refocus the conversation on the self, to learning how to be heard, to how counterproductive defensiveness can be (defending oneself signals that the time of listening to the speaker's concerns have ended). 'Are You Really Listening?' has the absolute highest recommendation for anyone striving to improve their communication skills and professional or personal relationships.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2005

    A Great Service!

    Enjoyably readable, both practical and profound, this book hits all the right notes. As a clinical psychologist I found it so helpful, both in anchoring my approach to clients, and in my being able to recommend this book to clients to help them to improve, and often to rescue, their most important relationships. In a compact presentation, with a wide array of engaging stories, the authors engender the necessary self-awareness of nonlistening behaviors, practiced with automatic ease, even by those who see themselves as good listeners. This discussion lays the groundwork for the presentation of clear steps to skillful listening. In perhaps the greatest service, the authors suffuse the book with the essential spirit and meaning of listening--a vital human act of connecting with another person--for the sake of effectiveness and for the sake of love.

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