Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on kiwireviews.nz : Friday 10th July 2020 - 19:07:37

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Personal Development > You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why it Matters review

« Ahhh... Grapefruit and Lime Conditioner Bar reviewAhhh... Grapefruit and Lime Conditioner BarA Maori Phrase A Day reviewA Maori Phrase A Day »

Score: 9.3/10  [1 review]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 8534 - You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why it Matters -  Written by Kate Murphy

You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why it Matters
Price:
$40.00
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Penguin Random House

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
January 2020

You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why it Matters product reviews

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.

Active listening is about curiosity and patience - about asking the right questions in the right way. Listening has the power to transform our relationships and our working lives, improve our self-knowledge, and increase our creativity and happiness. It may take effort, but it is a skill that can be learnt.

This book will transform your conversations, your relationships and your life.

Kate Murphy is a journalist who is known for her ability to make complex subjects accessible to the general reader.

Check out Penguin Random House onlineClick here to see all the listings for Penguin Random House Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
awareness   happiness   kate murphy   listening   patience   relationships   selfknowledge   youre not listening
Other listings you may be interested in:
Discworld : Thud!Discworld : Thud!
Rating: 9.0
Jigsaw ForestJigsaw Forest
Rating: 7.0
The Wayfarer Redemption : 2 : PilgrimThe Wayfarer Redemption : 2 : Pilgrim
Rating: 8.8
The Last TheoremThe Last Theorem
Rating: 6.0
Conspiracy 365 : 3 : MarchConspiracy 365 : 3 : March
Rating: 9.0
Mary Queen of Scots and her Hopeless HusbandsMary Queen of Scots and her Hopeless Husbands
Rating: 6.8
Dinosaur Rescue 3 - Velocitchy-raptorDinosaur Rescue 3 - Velocitchy-raptor
Rating: 8.9
Geronimo Stilton - This Hotel is Haunted!Geronimo Stilton - This Hotel is Haunted!
Rating: 9.6
Klutz: The World According to KlutzKlutz: The World According to Klutz
Rating: 8.6
Little Red Riding Hood: Not QuiteLittle Red Riding Hood: Not Quite
Rating: 9.8
Captain America: Civil War Giant Activity Carry PadCaptain America: Civil War Giant Activity Carry Pad
Rating: 9.4
EJ Spy School #10: The Big JumpEJ Spy School #10: The Big JumpFrostheartFrostheart
Rating: 8.8

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of savta

Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 7th of January, 2020

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.3/10
Price:
Score 9 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Easy to Understand:
Score 10 out of 10
Effectiveness:
Score 9 out of 10

It is timely that this book should appear now, given the number of students being taught to deliver persuasive rhetoric to an audience, using every possible technique to share their opinions. Not to mention the huge number of rants that appear on social media every day, and the self-serving political speeches delivered by hopeful parliamentary candidates! Murphy contends that communication is a two-way process where the listener is just as important as the speaker - and that if this process is carried out correctly, then the result is a win for all. Referring to her own experiences as a professional writer and interviewer, she unpacks the process of active listening, outlining ways of engaging as a listener so that the ideas and experiences of the speaker are understood - and are seen to be understood.

The many examples included in the book illustrate in different ways just how important it is for communication to be mutually beneficial. She suggests ways in which the listener can convey to the speaker that the message has been received, not through body language, but through the use of relevant questions and comments which underline the understanding. Whether or not the listener agrees with the speaker is not the issue; what matters is that there is a sharing of ideas and an acknowledgement of where each is coming from.

Two things impressed me about this book. First, the arguments are clearly presented. Murphy does not use big words or seek to impress by venturing too far into the realms of psychology. The pitch is very firmly aimed at the average person who might not know a great deal about the finer points of human behaviour but can understand a down-to-earth presentation and learn from it. That is not to say that the text is dumbed down; it is simply that Murphy has used the same technique as that used by competent educators, the technique of presenting an argument in a way that is accessible to most readers.

The second thing that impressed me was the wealth of research that has gone into the work. I was still on the first page of the introduction when I encountered the first declaration (of many) that challenges current perceptions: "...listening is arguably more valuable than speaking". She then went on to quote both Calvin Coolidge and Epictetus to support this notion. Oh yes, I thought, a name dropper. But has she included a reference to the source material? It turned out that she had, and most thoroughly. Every quote, every reference to a person that has inspired her conclusions, has been annotated in the 39 pages of Notes that appear at the end of the text. There is also a separate index for cross-referencing.

The subject matter is divided into chapters, although there is some overlap between them. The material is up to date with Brexit and Donald J. Trump ("My primary consultant is myself!") both appearing early in the book; Facebook, Tinder and Snapchat are all mentioned as some of the areas where people do not really listen to each other. Topics include explorations of the importance of one's physical hearing; the addiction to devices like smartphones which can impact on the ability to concentrate; the complications of not having the same first language; cultural differences in response to language; the role of appropriate body language as opposed to appropriate feedback/questions; and various listening skills modelled by a variety of people from diverse backgrounds and eras.

I enjoyed reading the book - I read it over two days; had I had more time I would have finished it in one sitting. I found it interesting and rather confrontational in places. But that is the sign of a successful argument - if it challenges your thinking, it has achieved its purpose.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 10.0
Product reviews for listing 4889: Ella and Olivia #9: The Christmas Surprise -  Author: Yvette Poshoglian and Danielle McDonald

Product image for Ella and Olivia #9: The Christmas SurpriseElla and Olivia can't wait until Christmas! But will their secret plan to open their presents early ruin the Christmas surprise?

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of kiwireviews.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?"
unattributed

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream