Exit

You can watch this video when you sign up to our new subscription service, How To +.

How To + subscribers can access more than 250 videos for free, and attend our livestream events with the world’s most exciting thinkers.

How to Listen – What You’re Missing and Why It Matters

Kate Murphy in conversation with Matthew Stadlen

66 mins watch time

Posted February 2021

Philosophy, Psychology & Personal Development

Listening is about curiosity and patience – about asking the right questions in the right way. Improvisational comedians and con men are much better at it than most of us. It 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. Drawing on the experiences of social scientists and CIA interrogators, Kate Murphy teaches us how.