Reading is not slacking

Meetings, team calls and 1:1’s are part of our working day culture and no one questions them on a calendar. What if you saw ‘Read a Book for an hour’ on someone’s calendar what would you think? Reading can change your perspective. This in turn can lead to improved productivity or you and your teamContinue reading “Reading is not slacking”

Not Knowing: uncertainty is your opportunity

We all like knowing things! That feeling we get when we know the most about a subject in a room full of people. This temptation is enticing, it makes you feel good. There is nothing wrong with a desire to know and control your environment. That temptation is hurting you, it’s at least holding youContinue reading “Not Knowing: uncertainty is your opportunity”

Thermometer Vs a thermostat

I read this comparison in a leadership book this week. In this interesting observation it is noted that there are two types of leader: A Thermometer A thermometer, reflects the temperature of the environment. It simply reacts to what’s happening around it. If the temperature is hot, it tells you so. If it’s cold, theContinue reading “Thermometer Vs a thermostat”

Apricity

As a lover of literature and collector of words. I would like to draw your attention to the word Apricity, which means the warmth of the sun in the winter. This term comes from the Latin meaning “to bask in the sun.” This Blog post contributor hopes you will warm to the idea of addingContinue reading “Apricity”

Learning from rain

After weeks of sun and dry weather it finally rained in the UK last night. It was in this rainstorm I learned a profound lesson which I will apply to all things from now on. The rain was welcome relief for people, animals and fauna alike. Anyway, the rain was not light last night butContinue reading “Learning from rain”

Best life advice I ever received

I got this advice from my grandfather, he started out as machinery worker in a Med device company and made it all the way to being General Manager of the company before it was bought out by Smith and Nephew, which later was acquired by GSK. Anyway, one day he took me into the factoryContinue reading “Best life advice I ever received”