Listening is one of the most important thing to practice, most of the people lack this skill and then faces problem.
This particular activity has an important aspect for an entrepreneur, a person who listen more keenly and effectively can solve problems more effectively and quickly.
The biggest problem or hindrance that one faces when listening is that they looses their focus and begin to think something else and as a result miss certain points.
Other major problem is that many people don't have patience to listen completely what other person is trying today they just jump up to the conclusion and that's how can't practice effective listening.
Here are some strategies for effective listening:
1). One need to be focused on what the person is talking without any distraction.
One must understand and enjoy what the other person is saying
Often try to paraphrase what the other person is saying.
2). Have empathy to what other is saying
This can be practice by paying attention to their body language and should listen with open mind and should not jump up to the conclusion before listening completely to other.
3). Have patience
One should not judge and put a critical hat to what other risk saying, give some time to yourself and think and reflect, have different perspective but have patience to listen effectively.
4). Listen with awareness
This can be practice by listening what other day and compare it with your own knowledge, history, people and the way world operate.
And also by listening and observing for congruency if there is any.