Alison Green’s book, “Ask a manager” stemmed out of an advice column/blog she set up to enable people to get fresh perspectives on the things that were troubling them. She admits to being not a perfect manager or colleague, and isn’t to be seen as someone who has all the answers. But what she does… Read More Ooh, tricky . . .
Miss Whittingham was a ‘60s’ prophet. A conveyer of wisdom and passion that even an 8 year old couldn’t miss. She was my teacher. Yet I feared our love wasn’t mutual. In my final school report, she wrote, “she can do it but sometimes doubts herself; needs to stop asking so much.” For years I… Read More Just asking . . .
The German word feierabend originates from the 16th century. Then, it meant celebration evening and was used to describe the night before a public holiday. Today, in Germany, it’s come to mean the free time between leaving the office and bedtime on any working day. A time for doing nothing … not even time for exercising… Read More Celebrate good times . . .
Staff at Kellogg’s UK office are enjoying their 15th year of the Kellogg’s Summer Hours scheme. Running from May to September, it enables office-based workers to finish work any time from 12pm on a Friday as long as they’ve completed a full week’s hours. The rationale? Kellogg’s says that “more time away from desks as the… Read More The message is clear . . .
Psychologist Richard Wiseman suggests that if you believe you’re lucky, you’ll tend to attract more good fortune. Why? Because you create and notice opportunities more. You’ll also be more prone to resilience. It feels like a glass-half-full-rose-tinted-spectacle kind of day.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene
Dr Farah Alibay is a NASA spacecraft engineer, currently working on the InSight mission aiming to land on Mars this November. In an article about a day in the life of her job, she answers the question, What’s your favourite aspect of your job? “No matter what I do on a given day, no one’s… Read More 1-0 . . .
“Live life today like there is no coffee tomorrow.” Meik Wiking
“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” Emily Dickinson
Wellbeing Health Psychological wealth Happiness Flourishing Contentment Thriving Growth Doing well Whichever way you put it . . . how are you feeling today? And how about the person next to you?