Amazon’s Jeff Bezos clearly does not like bad meetings. He’s even mitigated against them. He avoids meetings held before 10:00, as he feels he’s not productive before that time; he keeps meetings small; and he’s banned PowerPoint. Discuss.
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T Bennett, The Light in the Heartt
“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflowerr
Leonard – OK, what I’m hearing is that you feel I sometimes take too long to express myself and you wish I’d be more succinct Penny – You’re only hearing that because I cannot roll my eyes any louder. Difference. Isn’t it just joyous? The Big Bang Theory, “The Sales Call Sublimination”
And/or, or … And/and? Which appeals more?
We were talking at work about strategy – and having rather a good discussion about it. Hmmm … enjoying a conversation about strategy. Does that surprise you? It did me too … but if honest, the lead facilitator, who I’d asked to come along to share what she knew about strategy with a group… Read More Philosophy vs strategy
Dr Mark Plotkin studies how remote tribes across the Amazon use plants for medicinal purposes. He suggests there is much we can learn from the lifestyles of those isolated communities. “What we find is that people don’t suffer from stress, heart disease, insomnia, and that they spend time with their families. We may not be… Read More Learning a lesson . . .
“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.” Martin Luther King Jr
I heard some describe coaching as a “cleaning the filters.” I liked that. An opportunity to take what’s on your mind and really discuss it, think it through, thrash it out, clear the air, to arrive at a new place.
Gus Cooney, a social psychologist at Harvard University, and Erica Boothby, a postdoctoral psychology researcher at Cornell University, co-researched why people wonder and worry about what their conversation partners think of them. They found that after a conversation, many of us systematically underestimate how much our conversation partners liked them and enjoyed their company –… Read More Don’t believe it . . .