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It Only Hurts When I Listen [Large Print] [Paperback]

Ken Blanchard , John Brunstetter , Richard Blackaby

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12 Mar 2012
Poor Listening is a pandemic social virus that seeks to erode and destroy relationships at work, at home, between friends and within the family. It Only Hurts When I Listen identifies the surprising causes of this subtle but pervasive virus and offers a radical cure. With inspirational contributions by Ken Blanchard, Richard Blackaby and others, It Only Hurts When I Listen delivers both a wakeup call and customized treatment plan for transforming lives and relationships.

Product details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Liberty University Press; large type edition edition (12 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935986287
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935986287
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.7 cm

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5.0 out of 5 stars Certainly Transforming 18 April 2012
By BookWorm - Published on
"It Only Hurts When I Listen" is the five love languages for communicators. I originally picked up this book because I saw Ken Blanchard wrote the foreword, and I have enjoyed every book he has supported. The listening assessment really helped me pin point what my problem was with communicating effectively. I always had issues with my mother (selective hearing), but by analyzing her listening language and my own I understand what I can do to avoid those fights. The book was a quick read and made perfect sense! I'm surprised that radical servant listening hasn't been pursued by counselors to help their clients fix relationship issues. By an Energizer/Innovator Listener :)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blueprint to effectively connect with those around you 10 Aug 2012
By Sean Brunstetter - Published on
Connecting with those around you, whether in a professional or personal setting, is really about caring for other people. As described in Dr. Brunstetter's book, geniune connection with others requires a certain level of humility to shift the focus away from ourselves to another person and to listen, not just with our ears, but with our eyes and our heart. "It Only Hurts When I Listen" is a blueprint for radical listening habits that will fundamentally change how you relate to others, strengthen your communication skills and enrich your relationships.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why Listening Will Improve Your Effectiveness 8 Aug 2012
By G. Baker - Published on
Dr. John has capsulized the problem many of us have in our personal relationships - reliance on our own best thinking. Instead of listening to the pain, concerns and fears of another, we are often too quick to share our own personal trauma. Dr. John shows there are four styles of listeners and how to identify your own style and match it to the style of your friend. He has done a great job of self disclosure and pinpointing how each reader can attain a new level of intimacy and personal satisfaction by merely listening. It is a good read and will contribute significantly to each reader's personal body of knowledge. If you love studying and understanding human behavior, you will love Dr. John's book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read 8 Aug 2012
By Swiftee - Published on
So often we wait to talk instead of listen. It Only Hurts When I Listen helped me see key areas I can improve my listening skills for work and home. I gave a copy to all my team members. The listening assessment was facintating. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you care about strengthening key relationships in your life, read this book! 2 Aug 2012
By J Thompson - Published on
Most of the leadership books I have read have emphasized good listening as a key component of communication and relationship building. Dr.Brunstetter's book, however, explores this critical skill on a much deeper level. My tendency, particularly as it relates to my role in starting and growing a business, has been to act first and listen later. Exploring the concepts presented in this book has been an enlightening process. The positive impact I have already seen in my business, client, and family relationships has been very encouraging. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is not only looking for a better understanding of communication challenges, but wants intentional, high impact solutions as well.
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