Tuesday, April 03, 2012

A to Z Challenge - Communication

For the A to Z Challenge, my topic is leadership and goal-setting. I am posting short excerpts from my book, Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership and Goal-Setting, along with an inspiring photo. Enjoy and dream big!

Communication

Communicating and spending time with another person helps us to get to know that individual. Relationships move through several stages in the progression as well, from the discussion of facts to the exchange of opinions to the sharing of feelings. Every step requires conversation at some level and a give and take from both individuals.

Long distance relationships are common in our society today, but at some point, physical contact is required for continued growth. Body language and mannerisms play a huge role in human interaction. Some things are only communicated through eye contact or a friendly handshake. The sharing of activities and accumulation of similar experiences adds to a friendship, providing yet another level of understanding. We crave physical nearness for these very reasons.


25 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

Communication is so important to maintain healthy relationships. Sometimes I think all of this new technology is hindering us. The ability to be more connected has made us more disconnected than ever. Ironic! So much gets lost and misunderstood through texting, Facebooking, etc.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A great C post Diane, and so very true. Communication is essential in everyday life.

Yvonne.

Gossip_Grl said...

Great post and I agree on communication. I don't think my old manager even realized how strong her body language communicated for her more than her words. Even if the words were positive, her body language spoke the opposite of what she said.

Changes in the wind said...

So what happens when so much communication today is though text? Seems we lose a lot and can have misunderstandings a lot more.

Karen Walker said...

This is why it's so surprising that you can form fairly close relationships on line.
karen

Tamara Narayan said...

I must say--AWWWWW! I wish my two cats got along this well.

Communication in person is best, but I still remember the days me and the hubs started dating while living in separate states. It was an adventure.

Shannon King said...

Yes, communication is so very important and even critical to keep up...relationships certainly don't thrive with out it. Blessings...great C post.

Grammy said...

Hi, great post on communicating. love the pics of the cats. They can communicate with only a lift of the eyebrow or a curl of the lip, can't they/\
Ruby

shelly said...

Dear Spunky:

Interaction with communication is absolutely a must for the human species to survive. Hugs are always nice. You can't text a hug.

Wonder how it's gonna be in 20 years with the communicative technology?

Now following.

Shelly
http://secondhandshoesnovel.blogspot.com

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You can't text a hug - that is so true, Shelly.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Aw. Love the kitties. It's funny how communication uses words that can mean different things to different people.

Eric W. Trant said...

I run a small business, sole pro, and let me tell you, communication sets me apart from the big guys.

My customers call me, and they get me on the phone, day or night, weekends, holidays, and any other time you might normally hate to answer the phone.

I'm extrapolating your personal interaction to a business interaction, but the truth remains -- getting personal with your customers (readers, fans, associates...) makes for good business!


- Eric

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't see how long distance relationships (man and woman) can survive without physical touch.

Stephen Tremp said...

Touch is so important! Words can only do so much. Now I want to hug my family!

The Golden Eagle said...

True. Which is why I have to wonder at the rise of technology--so often people email or text instead of speaking face-to-face. Or even just calling.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Lack of true communication has started more wars (interpersonal as well as international) than any other source I believe. Great post. You might be interested in my post of today, Roland

Jemi Fraser said...

So true! We need to communicate on many levels in order to be happy creatures

DL Hammons said...

There's only one person in this world that I communicate with as much as I should, and that's my wife! :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Aw, this is a very human post with sweet felines to illustrate how easy it can be.

Thanks for visiting and following. I'm honored to do the same.

Lynn Proctor said...

i love to communicate--and am enjoying this new experience with other bloggers--nice to read yours today

Editor and Publisher Shelly Burke said...

Great minds think alike--one of my posts today was about communication too; Communication With God. I really like your blog--the pictures are great! Thanks for sharing.

Heather M. Gardner said...

So true.
I talk with my husband all the time but sometimes I just need to see him and hold him its like a physical ache.
Well said.
Heather

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I really, really wish I was going to a writer's conference this year.

Sharkbytes said...

Communication- so important! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge blogs in April.

cleemckenzie said...

I so agree. After being online for hours, I have to go "talk" to somebody. Just joined a reading group that actually sits together and discusses books. I love it!