Dr Katherine Rundell, a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, encourages adults to read children’s books: “Defy those who would tell you to be serious, those who would limit joy in the name of propriety. Cut shame off at the knees … Plunge yourself soul-forward into a children’s book: see if … they will not… Read More Unique insights . . .
“Do it big, do it right and do it with style.” Fred Astaire
“More than words, conversation is music: its harmony, rhythm and flow transcend communication, flexing mind and heart, tuning us for companionship.”Catherine Blyth
Is today the day you might just do it differently?
In the 1800s Lady Jane Wilde held regular Saturday afternoon receptions, or “conversaziones” to satisfy the many friends who wanted to see her. Running from 3-6pm, they became popular, celebrated events, and at her gatherings, it was reported that everyone talked their best. This made me think of being given the opportunity to facilitate action… Read More Talk to me . . .
It seems that the most effective activities I can undertake for my wellbeing are: General tips Reading Mindfulness techniques Meditation Tips for my wellbeing at work Undertake work where I learn something new Invest time getting to know co-workers Seek assignments that give me a sense of purpose I’m not arguing – they’re entirely accurate… Read More I bet you know this . . .
“Have you ever felt like a phone call that’s been disconnected?” (Shannen Doherty) What might it take for you to talk it through, work it out, reconnect?
Dr Tim Elmore is a leadership expert and author, and he works a lot with young people to support them to become leaders of the future. He’s written about how parents are sometimes the ones responsible for stopping their children from becoming leaders by exhibiting damaging behaviour that prevents their individual development. In suggesting what… Read More Leadership lessons . . .
I read a great article by Professor Michael Merrifield, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. He was debating the merit of university league tables – a contentious issue in the world of higher education UK-wide. In offering an idea about how a potential student might find out where… Read More Go to the top of the class . . .
What could you do tomorrow at work that would require little time or money but be so effective – a pinch point in effect … minimum effort for maximum return? Think about it. Plan it. Then tomorrow, do it. Here are a few ideas to start you off: Get in early Smile Find out the… Read More The small stuff . . .