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Habit 5: Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood

  • Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood emphasizes the importance of good communication. Good communication starts with truly understanding each other.

    What does this mean?

    Attentive Listening is working to truly understand the speaker. It is important to try to understand where a person is coming from before jumping to conclusions. 

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