I came across a story about a Premier League footballer who had been out of action for a month with a hamstring injury. Well on his way to recovery, the footballer had apparently been champing at the bit to return … but his manager turned down his request, saying it was too early for him… Read More At your best . . .
I heard the wonderful Bob Garvey tell a heartwarming tale about a Mongolian friend who told him that in his culture there was a common understanding … shorten my name, shorten my life. You can imagine how being asked to be addressed as Bob might therefore present an initial difficulty – one in his inimitable… Read More A little thing . . .
David Ferrer writes an interesting piece on logical fallacies, aka errors in common reasoning. He proposes 15 that we should know about … 15 logical fallacies you should know before getting into a debate Thank you David.
I read a very funny article by Dany Mitzman about going to a football match to please her beloved. She hates football. And it rained. It made me smile though, not least of all from thinking of a lovely friend the story reminded me of – she too has been married to a football fan… Read More Beautiful . . .
In How to Get a Grip, Matthew Kimberley asks us to stop making it so difficult. The it in question he’s imploring us to get on and do is nothing we shouldn’t be able to manage, including dealing with the ideas we have, and making good decisions. In fact, he suggests that unless we’re involved… Read More Simple . . .
My beloved cooked some rice. It’s only taken him 38 years. But cook rice he did. After asking, of course, how to do it, what pan to cook it in, how he might successfully add the peas and onions he had in mind as a tasty addition to it. And indeed, it was most excellent.… Read More That’s rice . . .
Just occasionally problem-solving can be staring-us-in-the-face-simple. Our grandson was playing with a sort-shaping bucket and its geometric shapes just begging to be posted through a lid. Me with my adult wisdom and experience? I was encouraging our boy to put the shapes through the right holes. And for even added value, I was naming the… Read More Too easy . . .
John L Brekke asks, “Have you heard the term ‘other-oriented?’ To be other-oriented is the need (some would suggest compulsion) to be so fully focused on the other person so as to lose the sense of self-consciousness.” Now there’s an idea.
I really like Natalie Campbell’s The Followership Game for the thoughts it provokes about non-traditional leadership models and images. It expands the notion of leadership into a modern era where leaders are seen to exist in all aspects of life – not just in organisations. Take micro-leaders for example – influencers perhaps in a community,… Read More Outside the box . . .