A school was criticised for asking children to vote for “best looking“, “biggest poser“, and “most irritating habit” in an end-of-term award celebration. You can imagine the response from parents, press and social media. Yet from a most lovely social media post about the story came a heartwarming message: “Why not have things like: kindest… Read More Let’s celebrate . . .
A medical consultant paused in the middle of a lengthy explanation about a medical condition to ask my friend, the patient, what part of the same organisation they both worked in. She told them, to find the doctor immediately dismissive, with a smug, “oh, I see” smirk. The medic then changed tack, talking in much… Read More I’m assuming I’m right . . .
Where is your focus on this Monday morning? What might turn it around? How might you help others to look in the same direction you’re facing?
England World Cup goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis shared her top tips for facing penalties: 1) The goalkeeper should stay on the line and commit to the direction they’re going to dive to 2) Indecision from the penalty taker gives a goalkeeper a chance 3) For the takers… there are no top tips because I’m a goalkeeper!… Read More Saving it . . .
I read that The Eagles’ recording of Hotel California didn’t come easy. The first recording was too fast, another was in the wrong key. The song’s producer Bill Szymczyk remarks, “When we recorded it the third time, that was the charm.” Aren’t we all grateful that they tried, tried again after first not succeeding?
Haida is a critically endangered language. According to the First People’s Culture Council, there are only 20 remaining fluent speakers of it. Spoken on the islands of Haida Gwaii in British Columbia, it dates back 11,000 years to when people first settled there after the last Ice Age. I learned that there is a well-known… Read More Not alone . . .
I read a social media post where the writer was, quite rightly, enthusing about their degree success. Wonderful. Lovely. Many congratulations. Degrees are hard work. Success should be celebrated. That was how I was feeling until they wrote: “I couldn’t of wished for more.” Of. Really?! It got me cross. And frustrated. I hear it from… Read More When not letting go is ok . . .
“The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable. In three days no one could stand him.” This delicious quote from Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 made me think about Tuckman’s team development model. Yes, it might have been created in 1965, but it still so often holds true today. You know … that first day… Read More A pinch of reality . . .
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein
“See the world as if for the first time; see it through the eyes of a child, and you will suddenly find that you are free” (Deepak Chopra) Good advice for a brand new week at work?