Why Don T We Listen Better Summary

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Practical Book Review ONE By Will McCutcheon Student ID: L03199308 Presented to Dr. Max Mills In partial fulfillment of the requirements of Introduction to Pastoral Counseling PACO 500 Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Lynchburg, VA July 02, 2011 Petersen, Jim. 2007. Why Don’t We Listen Better? Communicating and connecting in relationships. Portland, OR: Petersen Publications. HEY! My Summation In Why don’t we listen better?, James Petersen teaches the world what it should have known all along: the key to effective communication is in the listening. Like a good investment made at the Buy rather than the Sell, or a wine that is better now than when it was bottled 40 years ago, human communication is somewhat of a minor paradox. The brain takes a finely tuned ear to communicate well, not a great voice with excellent diction, nor a sharp wit; not even a Superman-like sense…show more content…
But then, to be honest, I was more interested in telling my stories than hearing theirs. I relished the times when others tried to understand my stories. I came to value friendships where understanding worked both ways…show more content…
The talker’s main responsibility is to…well…talk. He does have suggestions for the talker on how to share feelings (77-9), thoughts (80-1), and what he calls the “My” aspects of the human factor (82-3), better known as ownership and openness, but the book is clearly stacked in the receiving teams direction, so you should just go with your training when it comes to barking or carrying out commands and orders demanding quick response or high priority rather than responding with a long pause and

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