The world is changing. My coffee cup is changing. I’m desperately trying to change with them. Once upon a time I got my coffee in a cup. A cup we’d all recognise, for it more than likely had a fairly obvious shape and came in a certain size that was just right for coffee. It… Read More Trying my best …
Rabbi Lord Sacks speaks of the need for face-to-face contact. He proposes that we can’t be lifted by being on a smart phone. As someone who understands the many benefits that the use of a mobile device brings, I believe that technology can most definitley help in providing information and support and comfort and a… Read More Not smart . . .
Just a thought, but … I find myself often thinking about technology. More specifically, the response to it by people of different ages, from different generations. I am most definitely far away from being a Gen-Zeer, yet I embrace all things technological with an enthusiasm that others have commented on. It seems a fairly obvious… Read More Thinking in analogue . . .
I heard British designer Thomas Heatherwick talking about the new, highly-lauded public space he’s created from joining together two industrial, Victorian coal sheds in King’s Cross, London, now with an atrium that has been described as one of the best in the world. He called it “a provision for togetherness” which has a soulfulness and… Read More Connecting . . .
Someone presenting at a conference I attended recently posed the question: is it possible to be display confidence with humility? I guess it’s what’s behind that feeling I’ve heard expressed by many coachees over the years … of not feeling able to find the words to convey how genuinely good they are at their job;… Read More Humble bumble . . .
If it seems to you as if you’re faced with a choice, ask yourself . . . could I do both? Sometimes you don’t have to choose. Everything is possible.
It struck me the other day … what we know in our hearts to be true isn’t always obvious to others. But when might sharing that be of benefit? At work, at play? Who needs to know what you know?
Does the person you work for know who you are, or even know your name? If they don’t, then shame on them. If they don’t, then shame on … who?
A quick Monday morning question … are you leading in every, right direction that you need to? In a multi-dimensional capacity? In effect, not just downwards, but also upwards … AND sideways, with your peers? And if one of those 3 is currently missing … what are you going to do about that?
“Change is not merely necessary to life – it is life.” Alvin Toffler