A really good article, nice and short, but full of truths. In today's information age we've all heard of information overload and communication overload, but really without listening we're just busy fools. If you don't listen to your team, or your customers, you won't have a business for long, certainly not one the best talent will want to work for.

To be an effective leader, put down your phone, shut your laptop, go one to one with your team, ask an open question, and shut up. Just listen. You will definitely learn something. 

As Steven Covey said, "Seek first to understand, then to be understood."