Listen and seek to understand the “other” 

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Meaningful connections happen when we deeply listen and seek to understand the ‘other’.
Ever find yourself in conversations jumping to agree vs disagree, yes/no, right/wrong, fit/no fit? It’s a safety valve in the limbic system-our brains scan for safety and try to seek safety and familiarity with quick judgments and putting people into our known categories (schemas).

This type of “communicating” shuts down our ability to listen, empathize, and deeply understand the other.

To move our relationships forward we need to feel heard, seen, known, and understood, in life and business.

Want to improve your leadership? Practice the above.