You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters (Hardback)
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You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 23/01/2020
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In an age of echo chambers and multiple narratives, there is a lot of noise going on but very little listening. In this insightful, cogently reasoned book, Murphy extols the myriad virtues of this underused skill, drawing on enlightening testimony from everyone from priests to CIA agents. A thoughtful, eloquent volume that could transform not just your relationships with others but your own worldview as well.       

When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

This life-changing book will transform your conversations forever

At work, we're taught to lead the conversation.

On social media, we shape our personal narratives.

At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians.

We're not listening.

And no one is listening to us
Now more than ever, we need to listen to those around us. New York Times contributor Kate Murphy draws on countless conversations she has had with everyone from priests to CIA interrogators, focus group moderators to bartenders, her great-great aunt to her friend's toddler, to show how only by listening well can we truly connect with others.

Listening has the potential to transform our relationships and our working lives, improve our self-knowledge, and increase our creativity and happiness. While it may take some effort, it's a skill that can be learnt and perfected.

When all we crave is to understand and be understood, You're Not Listening shows us how.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787300958
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 28 mm


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'This isn't a neo-luddite manifesto, urging us to wean ourselves decisively off our phones, but it is a useful reminder that happiness often lies elsewhere.' -The Guardian

'In this powerful and potentially life-changing book... the US journalist and author argues that in this age of technology and political division, actually just listening is more important than ever... Part expose, part rousing call to action, and part manual of practical advice... The book looks to be to listening what Susan Cain's Quiet was to introversion.' - Caroline Sanderson, Bookseller

'An essential book for our times. How well we listen determines how we love, learn, and connect with one another, and in this moment when we need to hear and be heard more than ever, this thought-provoking and engaging book shows us how.' - Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

'I was instantly hooked by Kate Murphy's simple but profound argument--that although listening is the foundation of communication, innovation, growth, and love, few of us really know how to do it properly, or where to even start. You're Not Listening is a captivating and enlightening book that provides readers with a road map on how to listen and why it is so important to how we connect, work, and live.' - Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor

'In an age when technology has made it easier than ever before to talk with each other, we've paradoxically become worse at listening. Fortunately, we have Kate Murphy to teach us how to reclaim this crucial skill. This book changed the way I think about communicating with the people who matter to me.' - Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author of Deep Work and Digital Minimalism

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“Insightful, Charming and Fascinating”

Kate Murphy is an excellent writer, and this book is eloquent, entertaining and illuminating. Whilst the focus of this book is the importance of listening-both as a skill in itself and as the most fundamental aspect... More

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“A much needed book!”

You can go to a TED talk or take a course and learn how to speak, but there are no courses to teach us how to listen. Kate Murpy fills that massive void. In an age of loneliness and disconnect, this book is a much... More

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