Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Communication for Professional Life Twitter Wrap up

Chapter 6

• Anyone and everyone is and can be a leader. Especially within a participative system org.
• Degree of trust is both the hardest and most important leadership quality to attain. There is no clear cut way to do this.
• From local to federal governmental issues- Leader-Member Exchange could and should be implemented!

Chapter 7

• I have seen many a group discussion saved by socio-emotional comm. Comedy is a more valuable then I realized.
• “Truth is often meant in jest”
• Functional group decision-making theory: analyze, set goals, alt solutions, eval. REPEAT.

Chapter 8

• Filmmaking crews are fascinating orgs which are, in my experience, both intensely hierarchal in structure but also
participative in their comm.
• Advice from the Structuration table should be taken. Fav; Beware of expertise.
• We must always be mindful that the only constant is change.

Chapter 9

• Mediated communication is inherently skewed and as such should be done away with. Specifically, the something between
the source and the receiver.
• For many reasons stated by the authors and from having cut TV from my life for the past couple of years: TURN OFF YOUR
TVs PEOPLE OF AMERICA. There is a whole wide world out there. Separate from the TV Reality which is being created for
you. The world is not a “mean and scary” place.
• The great thing about the Social Learning Theory is the idea that although you’ve learned or modeled some ‘bad’
behaviors- they can be changed!

Chapter 10

• Communications Mantra: I will be Effective and Appropriate.
• Expectations – both communicators and recievers cause the biggest breakdown in comm in my experience. As such,
clarity and openness are key.
• Motivation- Knowledge- Skill. The idea of skill I find very hopeful. Life is a Skill in itself in fact.

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