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The Art of Active Listening Requires Leaving Your Ego Behind

Remember to be fully present. Active listening helps people feel respected and valued.

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You've probably become overly familiar with the term "active listening" by now. I know this because as an entrepreneur I'm on top of the latest business trends, and it's a trait always popping up in articles — especially in terms of developing more emotional intelligence as a leader.

But the truth is, few of us can truly say we practice it.

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