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“This text is a treasure trove for use in and out of the classroom.” – Steven Ralston, University of Michigan, Flint

“A fine product … Original and interesting. It should serve as a model for future efforts in this discipline.” – Journal of Management

“I think there are few, if any, books that combine the theoretical rigor with the applied feel that Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness provides” – Anonymous


“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, Texas State University

“This book is one of the few which is a ‘must read’ in the field of management communication. Phil Clampitt combines a deep understanding of the research with an unparalleled sensitivity to the needs of practitioners. He has produced a text which is stimulating, fun to read and which transforms the way in which we think about communication in organisations. Wise executives will study its pages in order to steal ideas about best practices from one of the best in the business. The winners will be the organizations they work for. The losers will be the competition.” — Dennis Tourish, Royal Holloway, University of London

“Phil 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., Georgetown University

Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness 5e is more than a textbook; it is a resource that every manager should read, absorb, and apply. Professor 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, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Texas State University