Study after study has shown that effective listening skills can make you a more efficient, more knowledgeable, and more productive leader. But the same studies show that most of us are only 25 percent as good at listening as we are at talking.
It seems more of us need to find the James 1:19 cure in which the Bible encourages us to "be swift to listen and slow to speak." The symptoms of the disease are strained relationships, faulty information, unwise decisions and lots of wasted time and energy. Would you diagnose yourself as a listening leader?