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1000 great quotes for business, management and training: Listening


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy 'quotable quotes' for anyone to use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 'themes' including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month the theme is "listening".

"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak."
Epictetus, Greek philosopher (55-135 AD)

"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said."
Peter Drucker, US author, consultant (b.1909)

"If you're talking, you're giving information and therefore giving away power; if you're listening and asking questions you're gaining information, the raw material of knowledge, and therefore gaining power."
Geoff Burch, British management author, presenter (b.1951)

"One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them."
Dean Rusk, US statesman (1909-1994)

"A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something."
William Mizner, US playwright, author (1876-1933)

"It's a mistake to think we listen only with our ears. It's much more important to listen with the mind, the eyes, the body and the heart. Unless you truly want to understand the other person, you'll never be able to listen."
Mark Herndon, US musician (b.1955)

Previous quotes from the archive

August quotes: learning

July quotes: leadership

June quotes: knowledge

May quotes: integrity

April quotes: innovation

March quotes: individuality

February quotes: imagination

January quotes: images

December quotes: ideas

November quotes: habit

October quotes: genius

September quotes: future

August quotes: fun

July quotes: focus

June quotes: failure

May quotes: facts

All quotations drawn from '1000 GREAT QUOTATIONS for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.


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