"Changing Neural Pathways Every Class Period"
"Anyone can talk, but few do so strategically"
Phillip G. Clampitt is the Philip J. and Elizabeth B. Hendrickson Professor of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is also a full professor in the Information Sciences and Communication programs. He received his Ph.D. in organizational communication from the University of Kansas. He has published in various journals including, The Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Communication Management, Journal of Business Communication, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting, and Communication World and his work has been profiled in Sloan Management Review. He also has served on the editorial review board of numerous professional journals including Management Communication Quarterly and the Journal of Business Communication.
His book, Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness (4th edition), is a Sage Publications bestseller, and is based on his research from over 50 communication assessments. M.E. Sharpe published his most recent book, Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership. Professor Clampitt is also the founder of MetaComm, a consulting firm that enables organizations to take their communication practices to a "higher plane". He has consulted with numerous major corporations over the past twenty years.
Listed below is some advice from former communications students who have successfully trained their neural pathways.
"Taking a Phil class will definitely raise your stress levels. However, once the class is over, you will realize that it was all worth it." -Jerome Allen
"Do not concern yourself with what you believe Phil is "looking for" as the "right answer," rather construct a unique solution to the problem and develop a strong line of rationale and you will succeed beyond measure" -Marcus Reitz
"GO TO CLASS!!! No matter how many notes you print off the website, you will never get all the information! Also...read, read, read! If you don't read, the multiple choice questions in the exams are going to kick your butt!" -Angela Stangel
should be striving for excellence by: 1) continuously improving personal communication skills such as listening, public speaking, writing and managing conflict, 2) developing effective group communication skills by knowing how to effectively and efficiently solve problems, 3) becoming critical thinkers by understanding how to analytically and strategically address communication problems and 4) developing communication expertise by learning fundamental communication principles, practices and theories. Concentrating on these four critical areas puts every student in the best possible position to become a thoughtful, strategic, and professional communicator. Such individuals glisten like rare gems – coveted by friends, colleagues and organizations.
7 Questions to guide your thinking...
Can you prove it?
What are your assumptions?
What is effectiveness?
What is the pattern?
What can you do about it?
Is it ethical?
""It's amazing to me how many managers don't have time to look for the evidence but do have time to make the same mistake over and over again." - Robert Sutton