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For business professionals, there is no better guide for communication than Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness. Professor Clampitt thoroughly explores the problems seen in most businesses and explains the strategies that will lead to the optimal solution.

Logan Hendricks


Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness commanded my attention from the very first page. With most books, my attention gets diverted after a couple of pages. Not this one. It’s funny, informative and filled with compelling examples that I will remember for a lifetime.

Valerie Hilkert


This text is perhaps the best representative of the strategic-choice approach to organizational communication. Rather than reviewing the organizational communication studies research, this book applies research, integrates popular literature and reports of organizational members coping with actual incidents, and offers options for dealing with common managerial concerns.

Phil Salem


This book essentially chronicles his novel response to my challenge. By ingeniously weaving together his consulting experiences, research findings, and practical models, he designs compelling solutions to organizations’ most vexing communication concerns. A must-read for executives and aspiring managers.

Bob DeKoch


Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness has incredible insights that allowed me to use real-life scenarios to understand concepts. Dr. Clampitt’s book is comprehensive and written in a way that allows the mind to process the information in an easy, almost conversational manner.

Stephanie Schallhorn


Dr. Phillip G. Clampitt has provided a thoughtful, rich, balanced and comprehensive treatment of a very important topic. His discussion has the potential to change the way we think about communication effectiveness.

N. Lamar Reinsch, Jr.


Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness is more than a textbook; it is a resource that every manager should read, absorb, and apply. Dr. Phillip G. Clampitt simplifies the complexities of managing communication in organizations, providing insightful content in a highly readable and engaging style. It is a handbook of knowledge efficiently and effectively delivered.

M. Lee Williams


The first day on the job is one of the most important; it sets the tone for the relationship between the employee and employer. Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness is a must read for any new staff member because it helps me show my staff the communication expectations within our department.

Adam Halfmann


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