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Intentional Influence – Thoughts for Leaders and Fathers…and anyone who knows some!

(Mis)Communication

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place”

That quote by the Irish playwright Georg Bernard Shaw is one that every person should memorize and internalize. It would avoid a lot of hurt and confusion!

I was going for a walk with my 2 year old son and he was getting bored of walking. I needed something to distract him.

I told him to go and pick up the stick. I meant the one ON the sidewalk. He thought I meant the one BESIDE the sidewalk.

We communicated. Both of us thought we understood. But we were talking about completely different things. Sadly (for my son), the “stick” next to the sidewalk was a thorn bush…

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place”

That quote is one that every person should memorize and internalize. It would avoid a lot of hurt and confusion.

My sons hand is fine again…

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