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‘Communication Breakdown’ is a common concept, but it can also be a cop-out. It’s a convenient term, in that it suggests an impasse, but if you take it literally it becomes an obstacle, and an excuse to stop trying.
You’ve heard the expression, you may even have used it. ‘Communication breakdown’ is a handy metaphor, but a metaphor is symbolic, which means it shouldn’t be taken literally.
Many popular myths are self-serving. This is one of them. You shouldn’t buy into it. If you do, you might get stuck.
The good news is that, with a little effort and a small change in how you approach it, you can work around almost any obstacle to communicating. Join me for my 20-minute webinar on Thursday, and I’ll tell you how.
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