When I had read the initial email to myself (in my head) it had sounded really nice and was meant to open up communication on a certain subject. When Clint read it, it sounded a bit blunt and seemed like I'd already made a decision on the subject. Interesting...
Some things I'm learning about communication
- It is so important that we communicate well (seems obvious, I know :)).
- I often need to give background information. So much happens in this head of mine. Often I start talking/writing after the conversation is halfway over in my head. Obviously, it takes the other person/people a bit to catch up.
- Things can be heard or read in so many different ways (again, something we all know). It's helpful if I can think through it before I write or say it.
So, here I am...striving to communicate better.