Can words really account for only 7 percent of the meaning of a spoken message? Creativityworks made a short video Busting the Mehrabian Myth to stir up debate around this much-misused communications ‘rule’.
“You cannot achieve everything, certainly not at the same time. There are only so many hours in the day, only so many issues that any person can be expert on, only so much access that you can enjoy, only so many decisions that an organization can make. Priorities matter; sequence, too, can be terribly important. The key is to focus – something that takes real discipline, since in a typical day you might be confronted with more than a dozen issues, as many phone calls, several meetings, and inches of paper to read.”
(from Richard N. Haas, The Bureaucratic Entrepreneur. How to be effective in any unruly organizations, Brookings Institution Press, 1999)
“Teaching Teaching & Understanding Understanding” is a 19-minute award-winning short-film about teaching at university and higher-level educational institutions.
It is based on the “Constructive Alignment” theory developed by Prof. John Biggs.
The film delivers a foundation for understanding what a teacher needs to do in order to make sure all types of students actually learn what the teacher intends.
More on Diplocalendar 2012 that explores in both a serious and lighthearted way, some elements of interpersonal relationships and management that can help in daily activities.
The subject for the month of April is Reputation.
“Reputation differs from credibility. It deals with the perception of others, built over a long time. A person may have a ‘good’ reputation for being inspiring, or a ‘bad’ reputation as someone to be feared. Reputations can travel far without us ever moving. We hear of a person’s reputation before we ever meet them, or see them. ‘Their reputation precedes them.’ It does not take much to lose a good reputation but once lost, it is likely lost forever.”