Chapter 2: The Value of Listening
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Good listening includes
asking questions to bring out more of the story,
not making assumptions – no judgment
repeating back key points to make sure you understand
think about the speaker, not about your own similar experiences
The value of listening
In the academic world, the words advisor and mentor are often used synonymously. I disagree with this, heartily. An advisor is like a boss or manager, who wants you to succeed, helps you, and provides advice. But an advisor wants you to succeed because you are working on their project and your performance often directly reflects onto their reputation.