What vital skillset is often overlooked in our noisy world? Listening. Whether it’s in our professional roles or daily interactions, active listening is a leadership skill worth honing. In a family business setting, it’s even more important for leaders to listen. It’s only through active listening that we can learn about underlying issues and discord within the business and between family members.

From listening to understand rather than to respond, to the power of asking thoughtful follow-up questions, Ella Chase lists five actionable traits that can transform your communication skills. Check out “Why Good Leaders are Good Listeners” to learn how listening improves your ability to lead.

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