Newsletter 57 : 11 october 2011
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Welcome to our newsletter. You’ve received it because either you requested it (extra thanks!) or Kay or Jeremy have met you on our travels.
We offer a change from other newsletters which do demand an awful lot of reading, and hope you will find it diverting.
We aim to publish every two weeks, but sometimes the flesh is weak even as the spirit is willing.
We’re proud to announce the launch of the emotional intelligence at work Youtube channel. First up is Kay McMahon telling a powerful story about how we can sometimes let the past hold us back in the present. Please visit and pass on the video – and do let us know what you think. (dur 1:38).
Apparently a true story. “In London in 2007, during a tube strike, a journalist named Gareth Edwards is standing with other commuters in a long, snaking line for a bus, when a smartly dressed businessman blatantly cuts into the queue line behind him…
When governments and other vested interests attack me personally I usually regard it as a vindication, otherwise they would use facts. That’s why I believe in the wonderful Claud Cockburn dictum, ‘Never believe anything until it is officially denied.’
John Pilger, b 9 October 1939, investigative journalist.
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.
Monk enters the studio and starts playing. The rest of the musicians join him. After few minutes of play the sound engineer from his room shouts and stops the band.
Monk: “Why did we stop?”
Technician: “I thought you were rehearsing”
Monk: “Aren’t we always?”
Thelonious Monk, b 11 October 1917, jazz musician
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