The Significance of the Mundane

Written by Robert F. Abbott

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From that example, we might think of crafting our own communication strategies, based onrepparttar mundane.

One ofrepparttar 144154 great difficulties withrepparttar 144155 mundane, of course, is that it's harder to see and to grasp. After all, it'srepparttar 144156 absence of something rather than its presence. The classic expression of this phenomenon may have been Sherlock Holmes‘ remark aboutrepparttar 144157 dog that didn't bark.

Having identified a mundane phenomenon, we're next faced withrepparttar 144158 challenge of understanding its significance. If not a single customer calls with a complaint or compliment, what does it mean? If there haven't been any resignations lately does it mean your employees are more loyal than they used to be? Or is it just a statistical blip?

And, one final issue: how will you explainrepparttar 144159 significance ofrepparttar 144160 phenomenon to others? Will you explain it for what it is, or what it is not?

You may rememberrepparttar 144161 Show About Nothing episode ofrepparttar 144162 Seinfeld television series. George Costanza tries to explain to TV executives how a new show would be about nothing, whilerepparttar 144163 executives look bewildered. And, switching quickly from art to life, a show aboutrepparttar 144164 mundane life of Jerry and friends became one ofrepparttar 144165 most successful television series ever.

In summary,repparttar 144166 common and ordinary things of life,repparttar 144167 mundane, offer untapped opportunities to create great communication strategies.

Robert F. Abbott writes and publishes Abbott's Communication Letter. Learn how you can use communication to help achieve your goals, by reading articles or subscribing to this ad-supported newsletter. An excellent resource for leaders and managers, at:

What is Your Leadership Style?

Written by Michele Webb

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There are some interesting observations to be made about these styles. Forrepparttar first four styles: authoritarian, humanistic, charismatic and democratic, their style almost always reflects a person who is in charge, or “atrepparttar 143632 helm” ofrepparttar 143633 business. When a leader is mission-driven, however, several other important factors emerge, most importantly thatrepparttar 143634 entire organization is pulling together inrepparttar 143635 same direction. This means that there is far less motivating or “nudging”repparttar 143636 troops and more forward direction.

So, what is your leadership style? Reviewrepparttar 143637 five basic categories above and determine which style you typically present. If, after your review, you decide that you want to change your style, then reinvent yourself! Become a party of one to change and motivate yourself to become an effective leader!

Publishing Rights: You have permission to publish this article electronically, in print, in your ebook or on your website, free of charge, as long asrepparttar 143638 author's information and web link are included atrepparttar 143639 bottom ofrepparttar 143640 article andrepparttar 143641 article is not changed, modified or altered in any way. The web link should be active whenrepparttar 143642 article is reprinted on a web site or in an email. The author would appreciate an email indicating you wish to post this article to a website, andrepparttar 143643 link to where it is posted. Copyright 2005, Michele Webb. All Rights Reserved.

The author manages a number of her own website businesses and is a member of a number of organizations for women Netpreneurs and business owners and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada USA with her two dogs. You can contact Michele at or visit her website at:

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