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February 28, 2016

The most amazing tip, according to Google

I put 'most amazing tip' into Google and right at the top was a YouTube video on how to use eyelash curlers. They look like some kind of medieval torture instrument! It got me thinking about how we alter ourselves, in either looks or behaviour, to present what we think others will respond well to.

February 21, 2016

Why do we complicate things?

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This is a joke, but I'm not so sure… Mensa, as you may know, is an organization for people who have an IQ in the top 2%. At a convention in San Francisco, several Mensa members went out for lunch at a local cafe. When they sat down, one of them discovered that their salt

February 17, 2016

Article: What leaders actually do (Better Business Focus)

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What leaders actually do – article by Paul Matthews published in the Febuary edition of Better Business Focus We hear so much about leadership, and the need for it if any organisation is to be successful. But what do leaders actually do? Leaders excite people around an idea. People who are excited will take more action, and excitement is infectious. How can

February 14, 2016

The sadness of dead daffodils

It is spring, and the daffodils are coming up. In a park near here, the lawnmower cut down a bed of these budding daffodils. What a shame. Perhaps the lawnmower driver did not see them. If a plant sends its first tentative leaves above the ground, it is worth waiting to see what kind of

February 7, 2016

How big is your mind?

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Eleanor Roosevelt once said... "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." This week, notice the content of your conversations with this quote in mind. Ideas? Events? People? This week, when you are reflecting on what has happened, notice the content of your reflections with this quote in mind. Ideas? Events?