Herman Melville suggests some good reads for helping us to deal with “noxious colleagues.” He says: “Toxic colleagues are the worst. But they may be a feature of the workplace environment rather than a bug.” Let’s hope they’re a dying breed.
“Work is love made visible… And what is it to work with love? It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.” Kahlil Gibran
Tim Lomas writes about the word areté – a Classical Greek term about fulfilment of potential and purpose. He uses it in the context of a story about himself … As a teenager, he longed to ‘make it’ as a musician. He subsequently started a band, and continued to play throughout university, and remembers many great adventures… Read More Working towards . . .
“I was just rather fascinated by certain what seemed to me insoluble paradoxes about reflection, about what it was like to look in one direction and see in another. I was struck by the strange capability we have to look through the front window of a motor car and at the same time look through… Read More Which way to turn . . .
“Rather than wandering around in problem-solving mode all day, thinking mainly of what you want to fix about yourself or your life, you can pause for a few moments throughout the day to marvel at what’s not broken. You.” Kristin Neff (Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind)
“A growing body of research suggests that we’re most productive when we move between periods of high focus and intermittent rest. Instead, we live in a gray zone, constantly juggling activities but rarely fully engaging in any of them—or fully disengaging from any of them. The consequence is that we settle for a pale version… Read More Shades of . . .
“I treat my colleagues like people and practice the platinum rule: “Treat people the way they want to be treated.” I don’t necessarily make friends (although sometimes I do!), but I make it a point to be kind, considerate, and decent. That goes a long way.” Erica Joy Baker
“How people feel might be the most important thing for personal and team success. People have to know you care, so you regularly express appreciation. You say ‘Thank you’ a lot. You look for things to celebrate. You treat people with respect. My view is that we’re here to appreciate each other and to enjoy the… Read More Start the week . . .
“There’s all sorts of Christmases. Don’t feel like you have to have the Christmas you see on Instagram. If you’re just sitting there in your PJs watching TV, that’s okay too. Cut yourself a bit of slack.” Jules Langford
“It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.” Sarah Kay