“More than words, conversation is music: its harmony, rhythm and flow transcend communication, flexing mind and heart, tuning us for companionship.”Catherine Blyth
Is today the day you might just do it differently?
In the 1800s Lady Jane Wilde held regular Saturday afternoon receptions, or “conversaziones” to satisfy the many friends who wanted to see her. Running from 3-6pm, they became popular, celebrated events, and at her gatherings, it was reported that everyone talked their best. This made me think of being given the opportunity to facilitate action… Read More Talk to me . . .
It seems that the most effective activities I can undertake for my wellbeing are: General tips Reading Mindfulness techniques Meditation Tips for my wellbeing at work Undertake work where I learn something new Invest time getting to know co-workers Seek assignments that give me a sense of purpose I’m not arguing – they’re entirely accurate… Read More I bet you know this . . .
“Have you ever felt like a phone call that’s been disconnected?” (Shannen Doherty) What might it take for you to talk it through, work it out, reconnect?
Dr Tim Elmore is a leadership expert and author, and he works a lot with young people to support them to become leaders of the future. He’s written about how parents are sometimes the ones responsible for stopping their children from becoming leaders by exhibiting damaging behaviour that prevents their individual development. In suggesting what… Read More Leadership lessons . . .
I read a great article by Professor Michael Merrifield, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. He was debating the merit of university league tables – a contentious issue in the world of higher education UK-wide. In offering an idea about how a potential student might find out where… Read More Go to the top of the class . . .
What could you do tomorrow at work that would require little time or money but be so effective – a pinch point in effect … minimum effort for maximum return? Think about it. Plan it. Then tomorrow, do it. Here are a few ideas to start you off: Get in early Smile Find out the… Read More The small stuff . . .
Kami Rita Sherpa has been to the summit of Everest more times than anyone else. He knows all there is to know about the mountain’s highs (pardon the pun) and lows. And in talking about the risk of avalanche, he has this to say: “If in doubt, descent is always the best decision, because Everest… Read More Climb every mountain . . .
Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia has only recently been given planning permission to allow the church to be completed. Work on it began in 1882. A 137 year wait is no laughing matter. But it puts into perspective waiting for your IT department to fix your computer, or your colleague to meet the deadline they’ve already missed… Read More It’s official . . .