Why Don't People Listen?


Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743511374
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 01/05/2013
  • Category: Society & social sciences / Cultural studies
    Health & personal development / Self-help & personal development
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $12.99

First published in 1994, Hugh Mackay's Why Don't People Listen? sold 40,000 copies and became a classic on the art of successful communication.

This ebook-only edition has been fully revised and updated to include a summary of the benefits and pitfalls of multi-media communication.

Hugh Mackay shows us a simple yet revolutionary way to improve the quality of our relationships with our spouses, children, friends, colleagues and clients. He identifies the ten most basic laws of human communication, such as: It's not what our message does to the listener, but what the listener does with our message that determines our success as communicators.

Accessible and instructive, Why Don't People Listen? is a complete guide to changing minds, improving connections and resolving conflict.

Author Information

Hugh Mackay is a prolific and well-known social researcher, writer and commentator in Australia. Hugh was a newspaper columnist for over 25 years, and is now an honorary professor of social science at the University of Wollongong. He is the author of nine books in the field of social psychology and philosophy, and five novels. Previous books include Why Don’t People Listen? Reinventing Australia, What makes us tick? and The Good Life (also publishing with PanMac May 2013).


23 February 2019

Join Hugh Mackay at Perth Writers Week, for breakfast in conversation with Gillian O'Shaughnessy, as he chats about his new novel, Australia Reimagined. Ticket price: $72 - $80

9:00 AM

The University Club Restaurant
Hackett Drive Crawley WA 6009 Website

24 February 2019

Join Hugh Mackay at Perth Writers Week's 'God's Own Country' event, as he discusses his brand new novel, Australia Reimagined, alongside Journalist Greg Sheridan. Ticket price: $13 - $15

4:30 PM

Banquet Hall, The University Club
Hackett Drive Crawley WA 6009 Website