Habits of Poor Listeners

Digital Resource: Adams, K., & Galanes, G. (2017). Communicating in groups: Application and skills (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. eISBN-13: 9781259983283 

Habits of Poor Listeners

Review “Habits of Poor Listeners” in Chapter 3 of the required Adams and Galanes text.

  • Reflect on recent conversations that you have had with clients, friends, loved ones, or colleagues.
  • Were you actively listening through the duration of each of these conversations? How or how not?
  • What poor listening habits might you consider working on improving to help in delivery of human services working with clients, and/or working as part of a group in your human services agency?

Locate at least two credible Internet sources that educate individuals in the helping professions on how to improve active listening. You do not need to cite and reference outside additional sources; however, if you use thoughts, ideas, or quotes from the required text, then you must cite and reference your journal entry. Your reflective journal entry should consist of 350-500 words.