Topic: Improve Communication

The Key to Better Communication

We’ve all heard the communication buzzwords by now: “active listening”, “healthy resolution”, “paradigm shift”, “strategic communication”, and many more. While these may grab the attention of some, they don’t speak to the basic requirement for adult communication in our modern, high-tech world. For me, the key to better communication is respect; which means, respecting the other person enough to listen to what they have to say, and recognizing it as worthwhile.

Here’s another tried and true – and overused – communication dictum: “Open, honest communication should be part of every healthy relationship.” While this statement is so obviously true it should never need to be said, it presupposes that the parties involved respect each other enough to care what is being […]

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