Newsletter 58 : 21october 2011
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Welcome to our newsletter. As ever, we like to offer a change from other newsletters which can demand an awful lot of reading.
This week, Jeremy answers the question “so just what is emotional intelligence anyway?” (dur 0:50).
And one of our clients, Dave Harries, talks about us (dur 1:05). Please do let us know what you think.
In this TED talk, The three 3 As of awesome, Neil Pasricha talks about three As—attitude, awareness and authenticity—with which one can lead an ‘awesome’ life. Towards the end, he advocates a fourth A: appreciation. Some good (and surprising) moments here. (dur 17:33)
A woman who had worked all her life for good causes was granted a strange wish: “Before I die, let me visit both hell and heaven”.
Veracity does not consist in saying, but in the intention of communicating, truth.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions—the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (b 21 October 1772), poet, critic and philosopher
It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.
I don’t care much about music. What I like is sounds.
Dizzy Gillespie (b 21 October 1917), jazz musician
kd lang, in exceptionally good voice, sings Jane Siberry’s fine song, Love is everything, live in Sydney. Interesting to watch her get into the right emotional place to sing the song (at 0:11) and out again, anchored to the piano’s final chord (at 5:45). Also, she places the emotional climax in a different place than in her CD version (dur 5:50 and 5:43).
My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men find that, in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.
Alfred Nobel (b 21 October 1833), armaments manufacturer, inventor of dynamite and endower of the Nobel Prize, attempts to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
If you run a business or social enterprise and you want it to be more successful, there’s likely to be money from the government for you to go towards a coaching programme with us. Take advantage of this year’s Leadership and Management Advisory Service scheme. Our programmes are tailored for your business’s needs and consist of nine 90 minute sessions which will enable you to take great strides in your business. Qualifying businesses get £1000 matched funding from the government towards one of our programmes.
All contributions welcome.
If you have been, thank you for reading.
Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 1 february 2015 . image: Free Images