I know there’s more to life than elephants, and Panglossian images of what could be, but doesn’t this lovely quote by Diana Sheldrick ring true? I recently heard the sound bite where she spoke it … and her words became all the more poignant through hearing the passion and sincerity with which she spoke …… Read More Baby elephants . . .
I listened to a 15 minute story as I drove home from work the other afternoon. It was about the newness of a woman’s relationship with a man who at times seemed a little aloof and mysterious. He was described as a private man who shared nothing private nor sought to ask any private questions.… Read More Joking aside . . .
I read that over an 8-year period, “The Only Way Is Essex has kept viewers hooked with its glossy brand of real-life drama, served in glamorous locations along with some enviable outfits.” I truly have never seen this television programme, though of course I’m aware it exists from the many trailers I’ve seen trying to… Read More Quite tempted . . .
Mumpsimus “An obstinate person who holds on rigidly to a certain set of beliefs even though they are wrong or disproved.” Lost for words: 14 expressions that have vanished Know any?
Jojo Moyes makes a living out of books, but realised she’d stopped reading. So she devoted a whole Saturday afternoon to getting back into reading by devouring a book from cover to cover. She said she felt like she’d “been on a holiday.” How wonderful.
The 1950s’ Robbers Cave experiment might not have been scientifically rigorous. But it is a well-known example of realistic conflict theory and often cited in modern research. Led by psychologist Muzafer Sherif, it brought together a group of boys at a US summer camp to try to make them fight each other. And what happened next is… Read More Doing what you think is best . .
What have turkeys and flight practice got to do with leadership? To find out, read this short article, shared with me by a lovely friend who knows a thing or two about leading others … “Do Not Walk Home” by Norm Smallwood
On the eve of the Masters back in March, golfer Rory McIlroy had some wise words to share: “The notion that the Masters somehow represents McIlroy’s destiny, or a logical career step, is the next to be batted away. “No one is owed anything, due anything, it’s not my turn,” he says. “I don’t believe… Read More Not your destiny . . .
“Any prisons of thought are of our own invention and can be dismantled just as they have been constructed. If the mind is flat – if we imagine our minds, lives and culture – we have the power to imagine an inspiring future and to make it real.” Nick Chater Author of The Mind Is… Read More Imagine if you can . . .
A leaked email has revealed some of Elon Musk’s ideas for boosting production of his latest Tesla Model in coming months. In order to crack down on unacceptable performance of some of Tesla’ contractors, Mr Musk has offered several tips to improve productivity. They include: Cancelling large meetings, or keeping them “very short“ Avoiding acronyms… Read More Getting the job done …