See the Wisdom section for more instructions, hints and tips.
The most difficult is the receiver because there is more work that your brain has to do to process the information.
It's not enough just to hear; you must understand and comprehend what is said.
So, put as much effort into listening to someone as you would want someone to put into listening to you. That sounds familiar doesn't it?
The Golden Rule of Communication...
Listen to others as you would have others listen to you.