In my workplace – which is vast – there seems a plethora of automatic-opening doors. And very useful they are at times when arms are laden with bags and files and papers. I guess they harken back to a distant era when this automation was considered all the rage. By contrast, I’m now noticing that… Read More Opening doors . . .
“Studies have shown that thinking and wondering lead to thoughtful decision-making. It’s an epidemic.” Tahereh Mafi, Furthermore
“You can tell who you are the way people respond to you.” Turcois Ominkek
‘Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.’ Russell Conwell
“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” Charles Bukowski, Post Office Sometimes life has a habit of doing things to us … or at least that’s what we might think. Especially if we see ourselves as a victim. And if you pay attention, you can spot someone… Read More Kind but firm . . .
Are you a gig worker? John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership for The Myers-Briggs Company reports on this new workforce phenomenon.
Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work survey, asked respondents, What three words best describe your work environment? From tens of thousands of survey responses from US organisations, they uncovered the top 20 elements of the best workplaces: How many can you tick off? How many can you make happen?
“Good Morning!” said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat. “What do you mean?” he said. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that… Read More Hello to you . . .
“That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air … Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.” Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose― Wallace… Read More That new term feeling . . .
In more than a couple of decades of working in leadership and management development, and in coaching, it seems that the subject of holding difficult conversations continues to be a theme. It might even remain top of my list of things leaders want to know how to do better, and that coachees say they struggle… Read More Choosing your battles . . .