“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” Jane Austen (Mansfield Park)
“Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.” (Samuel Johnson) We don’t have to like people we work with (though it helps). But it is rather nice to be kind, and fair, and gracious and generous.
An article in The Guardian by Carol Gaskell grabbed my attention. In considering how to motivate employees, Ms Gaskell describes 9 types of employee. (You can read the full article here.) It reminded me how different we all are at work, and how, if we’re lucky, we’ll find a leader who can tap into our… Read More What makes you tick?
Peter Platzer is CEO of Spire, a space (nanosatellite) and data startup company (I can’t pretend I understand what they do). When I first read about him in 2015, he had just over 40 employees . . . and had never fired anyone from his company. Not a bad achievement for an organisation that doesn’t believe… Read More Developing beautifully . . .
Dr Mark Pattinson, a business psychologist, says that when we’re relaxed, the brain is better at making connections . . . “Giving the brain some down time frees up the time and energy for it to extract information from memory and play about with it, to be creative.” So next time you’re thinking you haven’t… Read More Thinking time . . .
When is it time to leave your job? You dread going into work . . . every day Your work-life balance is shot Your loved ones are getting fed up of you moaning about work It’s affecting your health Your company is failing You’ve not had a pay rise when you would have expected one… Read More Making that leap . . .