“Great ideas don’t die in the market, they die in the shower. People are too scared to pursue them because they appear crazy.” Kaihan Krippendorff
I listened to Kevin Anderson talk about climate change. He is Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester. Addressing the issue of how we might reduce flight travel, he described his own experience. He hasn’t flown since 2004. A recent trip to China was by train – it took him 11… Read More Giving it a go . . .
Taking your dog to work, free alcoholic drinks on Fridays, a free fruit basket, a ping pong table … are these the delights you have access to in your workplace? No? Well according to Perkbox, perks at work have gone big. Their Great Perk Search asked over 2,000 respondents from UK companies to rate employee… Read More Good things come . . .
Wishing to avoid any spoilers for anyone not yet caught up (but if you know it, you’ll know it), the dialogue below is purposely anonymised: “I don’t know how to ride a dragon.” “Nobody does – until they ride a dragon.” “What do I hold onto?” “Whatever you can.” Rather a nice message, isn’t it?
“Hold yourself back, or heal yourself back together. You decide.” Brittany Burgunder
“There is a difference between judgment and feedback. Your critics use you as a mirror for their own hidden darkness. Your teachers hold up a mirror to yours.” Vironika Tugalevaa
I read an article about the horror of corporate team-building events. I couldn’t agree more. Done badly, team-building can be dangerous. Some people use it to replace simple good management and leadership skills. Exercises and activities that humiliate and embarrass people have no place in the workplace. But occasions to bring people together, with good… Read More Joining in . . .
The interest currently being shown in climbing the dizzy heights of Mount Snowdon and Pen y Fan bring some obvious problems – least among them being overflowing car parks and rubbish bins. But what struck me about this difficulty was the thought of people queuing to have to climb a mountain. At the cinema, in… Read More Can’t wait to find out . . .
West Ham defender Claire Rafferty describes how she prepares for a big game, which chiefly includes relaxing, watching TV, listening to podcasts and cooking. But the last thing she does immediately before every game is to message her mum, who puts her into a positive frame of mind with a calming message of good luck.… Read More When only they will do . . .
I read an article about workers tipping their peers as a way to say thank you for great work. I’m really not sure – but don’t want to dismiss the idea wholly … it might just catch on, and I’d be looking back in years to come, red-faced at a blog so completely out of… Read More Thank you, thank you, thank you . . .