“Sail on silvergirl, Sail on by. Your time has come to shine. All your dreams are on their way. See how they shine.”
I was feeling a little philosophical as I scoured the news items one morning, and came across one on Olivia Hooker who died, aged 103 years old in November 2018. During her remarkable life she witnessed, as a six year old, the 1921 Tulsa race riot, she was the the first African-American woman to join the… Read More Keep on . . .
Dr James Gill, a GP and researcher at Warwick Medical School suggests that setting arbitrary goals like losing weight or going to the gym are often difficult. Furthermore, that it’s demoralising trying to achieve them and failing. Instead, we should focus on something that seems a little more achievable: trying to be happier. And how… Read More I can do that . . .
Nadiya Hussain won Bake Off in 2015. Shortly after, her son was asked what his mum did. After thinking carefully about it for a little while, he answered: “I know. She lives her dreams. That’s what she does.” Role-modelling at its best.
Professional West Ham football player Rosie Kmita trains daily alongside some of the best players in the women’s game. At the beginning of one particular season, she worried that she wasn’t good enough, but she has learned how to rationalise her fears: “I just have to take a breath and realise that I’m here for… Read More Do you believe?
“The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing,and invite them in.Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sentas a guide from beyond.” Rumi
“The difference between bad and great organisations is generally the frequency, quality and management of feedback loops” Ray Dalio
I’ve never been a fan of using slides for presenting information, for sharing knowledge. My preference, always has been for for interacting with people in the most human, basic form possible: through listening, talking, questioning and discussion. But times they are a-changing. With the advent of a different style of interactive presentation software, I’m suddenly… Read More Adapting . . .
“I am naturally a praise-giver. People joke that my praise is meaningless because it’s just nonstop. But I mean it. I want my colleagues to know they are loved, needed, and valued. I try and give my employees chances to stretch and expand, even when it’s scary, and to be there as a trampoline. I’m… Read More Praise where it’s due . . .
“Wasn’t it extraordinary to be in the world right now, wandering around in a wonderful adventure!” Jostein Gaarder (Sophie’s World)