Month: September 2019
Your definition . . .
Perfectionism … Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines it as: “A disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable.” But how do you view perfectionism? Diligence, conscientiousness, meticulousness? Or fussiness, nitpicking, hairsplitting? What does your answer tell you?
Sage advice . . .
“Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like.” Dwight D Eisenhower
Do you qualify?
Ted Sarandos is Chief Content Officer at Netflix, with a budget of $15 billion to spend on new shows in 2019. Since he joined the company in 2000, he’s played a key role in turning Netflix into one of the world’s most valuable companies. In an excellent interview recently, Amol Rajan suggested to Sarandos that… Read More Do you qualify?
Talk it out . . .
A lovely friend asked if I had photos of our school days I could take with me next time I visited her. On searching, there wasn’t that much to show, but I did stumble across a 2-volume autobiography I’d written at the tender age of 12. I clearly had a lot to say. So on… Read More Talk it out . . .
Invisible drama . . .
Great Leaders Are Thoughtful and Deliberate, Not Impulsive and Reactive
Ask away . . .
“Be a good listener. Ask questions the other person will enjoy answering.” Dale Carnegie (How to Win Friends and Influence People) Dale Carnegie wrote these words in 1936. The principle of them still holds true. And a footnote … how about, ask questions the other person needs to answer? In leadership, in coaching, in mentoring,… Read More Ask away . . .
To do or not to do . . .
I felt privileged to work with colleagues in a group session. They each showed the utmost care, attention, respect and kindness to each other – it was rather wonderful to behold. And all done in a safe environment where there were ground rules and an absolute understanding that no one would be judged or made… Read More To do or not to do . . .
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. (Mark Twain)
No looking back . . .
” In 3 years I would rather say “Wow, that was brave” than “I wonder if …”Danielle Robertson