I’m learning to talk less. Surprise! If you remember this gem of an essay (http://heatherholleman.com/2014/06/if-you-have-a-child-who-talks-too-much/) about my excessive talking, you’ll know that learning to listen more stands as perhaps one my greatest challenges.
If you’re also struggling in this area, here’s a simple skill to try: We can wait 3 seconds before we jump in to share our thoughts in a conversation. Let the other person completely finish talking.