Oval: The Tube station serving up food for thought This really is rather a nice, feel-good story. And the most wonderfully-named customer services manager Anthony Gentles, summed it up: “Words resonate. Even just one sentence can bring all sorts of emotion.” I wonder where else – perhaps at work, in your office, in a corridor,… Read More To inspire and encourage . . .
Thanks to Nathan Tanner for his excellent ideas on how to boost your success at work by tapping into all those amazing, highly productive moments you’ve had – especially when you’re feeling a little frustrated or down. So, how about: Keeping a “gratitude journal” – write down one thing you’re grateful for every day –… Read More Defining success . . .
Jonathan Duck was a business adviser … until he took over a company to see what it was like to run a business in practice. This is what he says about his experience: “It’s all in the people management; it’s all about trusting and delegating the team underneath you. The big difference between advising and… Read More Good to know . . .
“You can’t have an up without a down. You can’t have a left without a right. This is duality. If you have a problem, you must already have the solution. The question is, do you really want the solution, or do you want to perpetuate the problem?” Byron Katie
Someone was telling me about feedback they’d received on some work they’d done to support a colleague. While they absolutely acknowledged the significance of the progress the colleague had made, and the goals that had been achieved, they were also really taken with the feeling of happiness and satisfaction they were experiencing, simply knowing that… Read More Feeling good . . .
“What I ‘discovered’ was that happiness is not something that happens. It is not the result of good fortune or random chance. It is not something that money can buy or power command. it does not depend on outside events, but, rather, on how we interpret them. Happiness, in fact, is a condition that must… Read More How close are you . . .
“When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love and self-esteem.” (Abraham Maslow) I think Professor Maslow was probably right – though I’m still mulling over the full implications of his words… Read More Whichever way you put it . . .
“Life inflicts the same setbacks and tragedies on the optimist as on the pessimist, but the optimist weathers them better.” Martin Seligman
In ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ Peter Wohlleben makes a case for the forest as a social network. Trees it seems are like human families: they live together, communicate with each other, support each other and even have the ability to warn about danger. And in this lovely book, Mr Wohlleben reminds us about some stuff… Read More Do only good . . .
“One of the things that limits our learning is our belief that we already know something.” L David Marquet