Leadership has to be responsive, attentive and empathetic. Even if we have learned the ability to put our views on the table, and convince people about our ideas – we cannot be a leader unless, we have developed good listening skills. That is, we must not get distracted, simply because we think we have more interesting things to think about, than the topic of discussion going at the moment.
So much focus is on public speaking, that now-a-days we find only a few people, who actually listen. Everyone wants to be heard. Isn’t it annoying when you realize that someone you are talking to, isn’t even paying attention? Thus, we have to guide our children to be good listeners as well. Teach them that they must be fully present, when having a conversation with someone else. Only, then can a person be good in interaction skills.