“Better is good … Not perfect, better.” Barack Obama (2018)
Today’s post is a very thoughtful guest blog from Ann Fish, a VP of Human Capital . . . Are remote workers another angle of a Diversity and Inclusion agenda? * Team members in different time zones/timetables * Team members in different locations away from a central office * Team members from different cultural or technical backgrounds… Read More From both sides . . .
I heard someone say the other day that “when you’re on the edge of precipice, a step back is progress.” It’s an interesting thought, and it’s staying with me. Baby steps, small changes, knowing where you stand, acknowleding who you are, moving towards greater self-awareness – all these concepts seem to be relevant here. And… Read More Move away . . .
Is it just me? Am I the only person never, ever, to have been successful with umbrellas? I genuinely can’t recount the number I’ve used and abused over the years. I never seem to be able to keep one much longer than a couple of seasons of inclement weather. This thought struck me as I… Read More The ups and the downs . . .
“I don’t think the answer is to tone yourself down. I’m a big believer in bringing your whole self to the workplace. You spend most of your life there, so it would be dangerous to repress your identity for such long periods of time. Instead, make a long list of your personality traits in a… Read More Keeping it real . . .
“All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.“ Kenneth Grahame (The Wind in the Willows)
“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time… Read More About time . . .
Psychologist Dr Samuel West is curator of the Museum of Failure – a Swedish-based collection of failed products and services from all over the world. It aims to provide visitors with a learning experience that comes from gaining the insight that innovation is a risky business. Its message is simple: “It is in the failures… Read More Learning from our mistakes . . .
“The most complicated skill is to be simple.” Dejan Stoianovic
This was just one of many chalkboard messages seen while recently passing through a U.K. train station … If that’s true, then yes, I hope that men do say it more often. But I’m more interested in the fact that this and other rather lovely messages had been posted in a public place for many… Read More Saying it out loud . . .