46: Watching the Words Go By

by Max Leibman

If you've ever caught yourself planning your next remark while you should be listening to someone else . . . you might be a human.

This week, listen deeply as our hosts explore a skill we often take for granted. Caitie suggests that emotional and physiological barriers can keep us from listening well. Max berates so-called active listening and critiques the state of the art in listening advice. 

But whatever the quality or quantity of our training in listening skills, the Priority team can’t escape the conclusion that hearing each other out matters. Because, well . . . we all want to be understood, right?


Priority Episode No. 45: "More Traditional Quirks" | Previous Episode

"5 Ways to Listen Better" by Julian Treasure | TED Talk

"The 4 Ways Sound Affects Us" by Julian Treasure | TED Talk

Active Listening | Wikipedia

"Communication" by Paula Pace | The Executive Development Group

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Amazon

You Might Be a Redneck If... by Jeff Foxworthy | Wikipedia

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey | Amazon

"Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood" | Stephen R. Covey

Priority Episode No. 42: "Objective Colon" | Previous Episode

Priority Episode No. 30: "Ask Your Doctor About Ambivert" | Previous Episode

"How Meditation Helps Me Deal with Anxiety" by Ed Halliwell | Mindful.org

"Are You Living In a Computer Simulation?" by Nick Bostrom | Simulation-Argument.com

Wider Than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness by Gerald Edelman | Amazon