I’ve long been a fan of Martina Navratilova – from her 1973 debut at Wimbledon when the wonderful Dan Maskell and every umpire that year seemed to struggle to pronounce her name, through to the amazing athlete she became as a serve and volley genius. I think I might well have watched every one of her 279 singles… Read More Don’t label me . . .
I love books. And I have a beautiful one bought for me by my husband when I moved into a new job. John Adair’s Lexicon of Leadership, The definitive guide to leadership skills and knowledge is an appropriately weighty tome, nearly 500 pages worth of great words about leadership, and leaders, and the people they lead.… Read More Getting to the heart of it . . .
The first prototypes of the typewriter (remember those?) would jam if the keys next to each other were hit at the same time (real typists will know this). So, the QWERTY keyboard was engineered to slow users down and prevent jamming. But . . . the Dvorak keyboard, designed in the 1930s and still marketed… Read More The best laid plans . . .
Shared with me by a lovely friend whose people skills are wonderful . . .
I took the tram the other day to an outlying town. The journey gave me some time to sit and watch the world go by for a little while, and just for a few minutes it was bliss to be able to people-watch. Many people got on and off my carriage, and I watched them,… Read More Through a lens clearly . . .
Last year, BBC Radio 4 broadcast the excellent, Networking Nation (still available), presented by Julia Hobsbawm OBE. In 5, 15-minute episodes, Ms Hobsbawm encouraged us to think about what networking means. I’m intrigued by brilliant networking. I think we should all do more of it (see Around my kitchen table (04 October 2015) and yesterday’s Note… Read More Collide with the unexpected . . .
If only I’d been any good at maths, I might have been a scientist. But I wasn’t, and I’m not. So when the world of popular science opened up a few years ago, I devoured what was being written by a range of very patient authors who gave more than a nod to people like… Read More Back to basics . . .