Tip #4: Be an active listener
Unfortunately, active listening is becoming a lost art. Being an active listener shows that you intend to both hear and recognize another’s perspective. Using your own words, repeat what the speaker has said. By doing this, you’ll know that you’ve processed their words, and they’ll realize that your answers have been genuinely thought out. Colleagues will feel more connected to you knowing that you’re an active listener, and you’ll develop a better understanding of them.