Failure to Communicate

I think Linton Weeks has done an excellent job of explaining a major problem most of us are experiencing in every aspect of our daily lives in his NPR article What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate.  I recommend you read the whole article…but these excerpts might give you a flavor for the article:

“It is the weirdest thing. There are more ways than ever to communicate with people, yet it sometimes seems like it is more difficult to connect — and stay connected — with anyone.

Should you shoot off an email? Tap out a text? Post a private message on Facebook? Write on their Facebook wall? Skype, poke, ping or conjure them up on a digital tin can phone?”


“Invoking Marshall McLuhan’s famous quote, “The medium is the message,” Kamber says that in contemporary American culture, “the problem is not how to best contact someone for the sake of contact, but rather the problem is how to contact someone in a medium where the intended message can most accurately be conveyed.”Now that Linton has communicated the problem clearly, I wish he would communicate a solution.  

Thank you, Andrea T. Goeglein, PhD

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Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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