Personal Listening Profile

Communication & Influencing
Assessment Tool

Good communication is one of the most valued skills in the workplace and effective listening is crucial to communicating productively inside and outside of the organization.

The Personal Listening Profile is an online assessment tool which helps people become more active, purposeful listeners in a wide variety of situations for more productive communications. It will also help your people to: 

  • Discover their natural approach to listening.
  • Capitalize on their listening strengths.
  • Learn how listening approaches impact listening effectiveness.
  • Improve their ability to understand the purpose of different communications.
  • Use listening approaches appropriate to the communication.
  • Overcome listening barriers and reduce conflict.
  • Enhance individual and team performance

Discover the Impact of Five Listening Approaches
It is estimated that people screen out or change the intended purpose of what they hear in over 70% of all communications! The biggest factor contributing to such miscommunication is our listening approach. Behavioral research shows that people listen with a preferred listening approach. The Personal Listening Profile research describes five listening approaches:

  • Appreciative: listens in a relaxed manner, seeking enjoyment, entertainment or inspiration.
  • Empathic: listens without judging, is supportive of speaker and learns from the experiences of others.
  • Comprehensive: listens to organize and make sense of information by understanding relationships among ideas.
  • Discerning: listens to get complete information, understand main message and determine important details.
  • Evaluative: listens in order to make a decision based on information provided and may accept or reject message based on personal beliefs.

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