I’ve been reading about the concept of marginal gains that Sir Dave Brailsford applied to the Team GB cycling team. While I’m aware that professional cycling has been beset with more than a scandal or two recently, I did nevertheless wonder how a marginal gains approach might apply to people working in other teams. In… Read More On your bike . . .
“Don’t take my advice. Or anyone’s advice. Trust yourself. For good or for bad, happy or unhappy, it’s your life, and what you do with it has always been entirely up to you.” Nicholas Sparks (The Best of Me)
“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Yes, we’re each different, and how wonderful it is to know that there’s no one quite like me. I learn from others every day; I question my own way of doing/thinking something based on observations of others; and I have changed my tack more often than not because I prefer someone else’s ideas to my… Read More Finding perspective . . .
“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” Albert Einstein
“You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!” John Lennon
Listening to Bruce Springsteen speak on Desert Island Discs (BBC Radio 4, 18 December 2016) I was really taken by his commentary on taking responsibility for what you do and how you feel. He highlighted the tendency we can all have to think or say, “I feel bad because …” with the because bit being where you’re… Read More The Boss may be right . . .
Alison Green’s “Ask a manager” blog receives 50+ questions a day, and 2 million visitors a month. Ms Green says she drew her inspiration for writing the column from Carolyn Hax, a Washington Post advice columnist: “What she had done for me is really drill in my head that you have to confront the reality of… Read More Please can you tell me . . .
“The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other” Thomas Stallkamp
There’s a reason why collaboration is good: Bow and arrow Cut and paste Before and after Ben and Jerry Plug and socket Yin and Yang Mulder and Scully Give and take Up and down Watson & Crick Push and pull I imagine you can think of some more.