Listening to people who are experts in their field or just have an interesting story to tell is an opportunity to learn & gain new insight. Inspiration at eye (or ear?) level.
From my experience as a choir singer, I know how listening also has to do with staying quiet for a while and tuning in on other people’s voices. If one band member runs solo without staying in tune with the group, the total sound image is off – sometimes off key (yaiks!)