A colleague recently shared their very personal experience of being given the opportunity to take part in group coaching. They waxed lyrical about how much they enjoyed it, and how valuable the experience had been. Carl Rogers knew about the value of group work decades ago from his own experience of encounter groups, and as… Read More Group value . . .
I heard someone talking about how to evaluate an initiative they’d just led. Quantitatively, the measurement presented no problem – there were numbers and percentages and figures and benchmarking which could all be applied quite easily to giving them an overall picture of success. But what had really intrigued them was how to measure the… Read More Delicious . . .
A colleague recently reminded a group of us that we can’t be amazing at everything. There are just some things we’re never going to be able to crack or excel at. My achilles heel will always be most things numerical. You may have your own weaknesses. They suggested that the key to coping is to… Read More This is amazing . . .
This could easily be an urban myth, but is instead, genuinely a true story. You might have read about it … A waiter at the Hawksmoor Restaurant in Manchester, UK, earlier this year served a bottle of wine to customers worth £4,500. They’d asked for one priced at just over £200. Clearly a huge mistake.… Read More Vintage . . .
I took it as a good sign on a recent leadership programme I’d been managing that on the last day we met together, not one delegate chose to wear their name badge. Work it out.
Coco Khan writes a lovely piece about conflict, reference first the milk ownership battles she experienced while living in a shared house. Later, she takes the argument into the workplace: And even though I’m a non-milk drinker, I fully understand that milk can be a serious issue. In their later years, milk seemed to obsess… Read More Milking it . . .
CV-Library surveyed 1200 professionals at work to find out what the most important thing in their life was. 54.7% of respondents prioritised work over a social life (13.8%) and a love life (12.3%). What really intrigued me was that despite this prioritisation of work, only 17.2% of the people surveyed felt that they were in… Read More Daydream believer . . .
“Look back in memory and consider … how many have robbed you of life when you were not aware of what you were losing, how much was taken up in useless sorrow, in foolish joy, in greedy desire, in the allurements of society, how little of yourself was left to you; you will perceive that… Read More Only here once . . .
Sometimes it’s good to be stuck in the in-between, even if it’s uncomfortable. (Jenny Odell)
The actor Sam Neill took up online tweeting in 2017. He says he’s not sure why. He’d been told that social media was important, but wasn’t really sure what it was. How refreshingly honest. And how wonderful that Mr Neill has embraced social media because without it we wouldn’t have some of the most authentic,… Read More Funny that . . .