Ever been stuck in a long and pointless meeting? Then you’ll know how unproductive and demoralising it can be. But this can all be changed via the power of listening.
Like so many people around the world, I’ve been following the Wimbledon Championships over the past ten days. I was delighted to see an all British men’s singles match and also a British women’s seed – a first in 32 years. The tournament so far has also reminded me of just how much business has in common with the tennis court.
It’s fair to say investor Chris Sacca, who worked with the likes of Uber and Twitter, knows a thing or two about successful entrepreneurs – and he's suggested the great minds of Silicon Valley have a few things in common.
Being a good presenter isn't everything. Listening is just as important as talking in a conversation. To show that you're paying attention, use a little trick called "active listening" – here's how.