Listening: a vital spiritual discipline

One of the most vital spiritual disciplines we can cultivate is listening—listening first to God; then listening to others. This is especially vital for pastors and other Christian leaders. But it is here so many pastors fail. They clearly fail to find people interesting, otherwise they would be asking them all kinds of questions. I am honestly fed up with pastors who are only interested in using me—and presumably others—simply as sounding boards.

Is it because they are so used to the sermon as the major form of their communication, that this is the only way they know how to communicate?