Feeling less and less in touch with the world I live in from a popular culture point of view. I realised the other day I might be the only person who couldn’t name a Taylor Swift song. I couldn’t even point out what she looks like. Add to that the fact that I’ve never watched… Read More Keeping in touch . . .
“The essence of leadership is … to coach, lead and support people.” Peter Cheese, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 13 September 2018
“Empathy just can’t take a duvet day” Clare (in the Community) – and Harry Venning
Epicaricacy … a delight in another person’s misfortune I was curious … what’s an antonym for this word? The answer? “Your search – epicaricacy atonym – did not match any documents.” How sad that seems. Feeling deep emotional pain for another’s misfortune is very different to the lulz- or schadenfraude-like implications of epicaricacy, surely … and… Read More Lost for words . . .
Ever wondered about the difference between these two: puzzles and problems? Simply put, Reg Revans, founder of Action Learning, distinguishes between them as follows: Puzzles have “best” solutions which exist already Problems have no right answers but present an opportunity for learning Thinking specifically about the amount of problem-solving we’re asked to do on a… Read More Working it out . . .
A trip out for Sunday breakfast nearly turned into hashbrownsgate. What began with a mistake on our food order turned into a near argument when the waiter decided to tell us that we were at fault and that we’d asked for the wrong items. In the time it took him to return with our correct… Read More #hashbrowns
“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.” Vera Nazarian
“Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” (Shakespeare) Is that someone you know? Or maybe you? So what are you going to do about that?
“A beautiful thing happens when we start paying attention to each other. It is by participating more in your relationship that you breathe life into it.” Steve Maraboli
“Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.” (Kurt Vonnegut) I do so love this Mr Vonnegut; thank you.