Newsletter 53 : 8 august 2011
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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.
Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star
Paul Dirac, physicist, born 8 August 1902
We’ve tailored our programmes in leadership and management to take advantage of this year’s Leadership and Management Advisory Service scheme. The programmes 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.
You could watch this Leogeo clock for… too long
The American Boychoir sings four African songs. The confidence of these boys, none over 14, who definitely do not just stand there and sing it, is extraordinary. I recently interviewed the conductor of the American Boychoir for Fanfare magazine. – Jeremy (dur 6:04)
“From time to time my boss speaks to a particular member of the team in a very aggressive, sarcastic, nasty way in front of us. The colleague quietly defends herself but is visibly upset and has tears in her eyes. I find this very upsetting, feel my heart pounding in rage, have a lump in my throat, and usually I make an excuse to leave the office. I’ve never discussed with my colleague how she feels about being spoken to (shouted at) in this way, and at other times she is the first to defend any criticism of my boss by others. I do not have recourse to a personnel/HR department because my boss is the personnel director and we are the personnel department. What should I do?”
Before you read the answers of Jeremy Bullmore and his readers, ask yourself what would you do? What’s going on for the boss? What’s going on for the team member? What’s going on for the person who asked the question?
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
George Canning, British prime minister, died 8 August 1827
In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “we are losing our listening”. In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening, to other people and the world around you – and identifies the dangers of not listening (dur 7:50).
All contributions welcome.
If you have been, thank you for reading.
Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 5 february 2015 . image: screen grab from Leogeo clock