As you have discovered throughout this course interpersonal communication is a vital element in how you interact with those around you. Both in your daily life and the business environment sound knowledge and use of interpersonal communication skills allow for effective interaction with those around you.
Throughout this course you have encountered many complex communication concepts you may not have previously considered. How will you use what you have learned in future personal and professional interactions?
In this Reflection you analyze your communication styles.
Review the Learning Resources for the course.
Review your Discussion postings and Assignments.
Consider your growing competence of interpersonal communication skills.
Reflect on what you learned throughout this course. Your journey began by defining interpersonal communication and the way you communicate with those around you. You looked inward to examine your own presentation styles and perceptions of those around you. Next you explored how your self-presentation style affects your communication goals both positively and negatively depending on how deftly you can navigate difficult conversations and situations. Finally you looked at how the knowledge of individual communication behaviors and their use can help foster more effective communication with the world around you.
Withthese thoughts in mind:
Compose a Reflection paper of at least 3 pages that addresses the following questions:
What feedback do you get from others about their perception of you?
What have you learned about your conflict management styles and when to use them?
What communication styles do you use to influence others?
In what ways can the lessons learned in this course apply to your professional life?
How can you put aside your personal biases to successfully work with people who lack effective communication skills or who have a different style of communication?
How do you approach communication with people who have different values or beliefs?
TheReflection paper must be substantive.Draw on course readings and reference relevant theories in your response.Cite any references in APA style.
Be sure to support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources and any additional sources.
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Mind Tools. (n.d.).The Johari Window: Using self-discovery and communication to build trust.Retrieved fromhttp://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/JohariWindow.htm
Newstrom J. W. & Rubenfeld S. A. (1983). The Johari Window: A reconceptualization.Developments in Business Simulations and Experiential Exercises 10 117120. Retrieved fromhttps://journals.tdl.org/absel/index.php/absel/article/download/2298/2267
Cialdini R. B. (1971). Attitudinal advocacy in the verbal conditioner.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 17(3) 350358.
Koerner E. F. K. (2002).Toward a history of American linguistics. New York NY: Routledge.Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Chapter 3 On the Sources of the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (pp. 3962)