I learned that Leonardo da Vinci carried a notebook around with him so that he could jot down his thoughts and ideas as they came to him. This appeals. Fast forward to the 21st century, and it might indeed be a notebook … or a notes app on your phone, or a voice recorder, or any… Read More Note this . . .
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau
Dale Carnegie in his bestseller, How to Win Friends and Influence People, recalls: “MY NIECE, JOSEPHINE Carnegie, had come to New York to be my secretary. She was nineteen, had graduated from high school three years previously, and her business experience was a trifle more than zero. She became one of the most proficient secretaries… Read More Own up to it . . .
“Finding a voice means that you can get your feeling into your own words, and that your words have the feel of you about them.” Seamus Heaney
“It’s nice to be nice.” Kurt Vonnegut (Cat’s Cradle)
‘There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.’ Henry Kissinger
“When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.” Margaret Wheatley
Fika is Swedish for coffee break. Or at least I have to take it on good authority that it is. My Swedish is not good. But attributing the term coffee break to the word fika seems to do little justice to what it really tries to convey, what it really is. I guess that the… Read More Custom made . . .
“You know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that’.” Douglas Adams (The Salmon of Doubt)
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 . . .