In a recent article, Nancy Peretsman, Managing Director at Allen & Co., was asked what advice she would give. Among the advice she shared, she indicated that two people who have been prominent in her life have a favorite saying that she likes. The first one is by her husband, Bob Scully, retired Co-President of Morgan Stanley. He likes to say, “You have two ears and one mouth. Use them proportionally.” The second saying is from Herbert Allen, the CEO of Allen & Co. and he likes to say, “It’s tough to listen when you are talking.” She has taken these saying to heart because it has helped her enormously throughout her career. This advice can valuable to anyone including a mentor or a mentoree. So the next time you are speaking to someone, don’t be so quick to jump right in, sit back and listen to what they have to say. You may learn a thing or two.