Newsletter 73 : 16 july 2012
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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.
Many businesses recognise that their management staff will benefit from a structured programme of training in leadership and management. Jeremy now offers NVQ (assessment based) and VRQ (classroom based) courses in leadership and management accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, part of City and Guilds. Both are heavily work-related, aimed at minimising time off work and maximising the student’s impact on their business.
For qualifying staff, this training is funded by the government. But, due to an emphasis on youth apprenticeships, funding for ILM courses is being phased out and will completely disappear from April 2013.
This training is offered at two levels: Level 3 is for practising or aspiring first line managers. Level 5 is for senior managers and business owners. Courses can be either inhouse or open.
Jeremy is now an associate of Business Development Midlands, through which this training is offered.
More details from firstname.lastname@example.org, 0121 222 5738 – or contact Jeremy to discuss your requirements (details below).
In this inspiring and helpful video, Alanna Shaikh talks a bit about how Alzheimer’s has affected her father, but mostly about how she is preparing to stave off its effects should she get it (the disease runs in families). (dur 6:27)
“Every blow-up in a bank of $1 billion or more occurs at the hands of a trader at the end of a multi-year winning streak. You become euphoric, delusional and overconfident. You take way too much risk and there are terrible risk-reward trade-offs.” So says John Coates in this fascinating article which pins much of the responsibility for the financial crisis of the past few years on the testosterone in young men.
Words should be employed as the means, not as the end: language is the instrument, conviction is the work.
Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius.
Sir Joshua Reynolds, b 16 July 1723, artist and the first President of the Royal Academy
“A job I hated shattered my confidence – how can I bounce back?”
“Earlier this year I was made redundant from a job I hated and was awful at. I was over promoted and the job was too difficult… I ended up working ridiculous hours and there was nobody to help me. I put up with it for more than a year but it became increasingly terrifying. I ended up very depressed and had to take time off with work-related stress. … Six months on I still feel very fragile. I have no idea what to do with myself or how to pick myself up after such a horrible experience”
What would you advise? See what Jeremy Bullmore suggests here (scroll down to the second problem)
June Tabor sings an extraordinarily powerful song by Alistair Hulitt about the tragic consequences of mining asbestos (and does it in, I believe, one take) (dur 4:37)
All contributions welcome.
If you have been, thank you for reading.
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 28 january 2015 . image: Free images