Communication

Last Updated on September 24, 2021

I’ve always been very interesting in the topic of communication.

The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it is taking place

George Bernard Shaw!

Responsibility and communication

There is a sender and a receiver in communication. A cause of much conflict can be the uncertain of who is responsible for messages being understood: the sender, or the receiver? 

Like all big questions, the answer is generally it depends/both, however I find it appealing to lean toward taking more responsibility as the sender – particularly in a leadership capacity.

Communication help for introverts

I wrote a three part series on Medium a while back which is loosely based on my own evolving communication skills. (Although as I re-read it now in my 30’s I can see the social anxiety thread through all the ideas!)

The simple truth about how to be likeableā€¦ is listening

The best communicators always have a good exit strategy

Introverts, deflection is the skill that will save you

I also wrote this deconstruction about meeting new people called Networking Deconstructed: Be Awesome, Not Awkward (Part 1)

Noise

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.

Will Durant

Speak only that you may improve the silence

Proverb

I don’t live up to this but it’s a cute proverb!