Solid communication skills are a must for many jobs, especially managerial ones. however, there is more to communicating that giving a great speech or motivating a sales staff, sometimes it means having the discipline to listen well. According to Diane Stafford of McCaltchy Newspapers
Good listening means you:
-Don't interrupt or talk over the other person.
-Confirm what you heard so the other person knows you understood what was intended.
-Use eye contact, head nods and verbal cues (uh-huh) while the other person is talking.
-Remember who told you what so you can properly give credit where due.
So if you want to advance your career you may want to listen up!