Newsletter 55 : 7 september 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.
A short little video telling a story which illustrates the value of choosing the right words. Third on our webpage of videos illustrating the power of emotional intelligence in getting the message across (in other words, it’s not just the words) (dur 1:48)
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.
Once a farmer found an abandoned eagle’s nest and in it was an egg still warm. He took the egg back to his farm and laid it in the nest of one of his hens. The egg hatched and the baby eagle grew up along with the other chickens. It pecked about the farmyard, scrabbling for grain. It spent its life within the yard and rarely looked up. When it was very old, one day it lifted up its head and saw above it a wonderful sight – an eagle soaring high above in the sky. Looking at it, the old creature sighed and said to itself, “If only I’d been born an eagle”.
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented
I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish.
Hot water is my native element. I was in it as a baby, and I have never seemed to get out of it ever since.
Edith Sitwell, poet, born 7 September 1887
Should we trust our gut instinct? If so, why? This uncredited brief article is worth reading.
My password has to be at least eight characters. So I chose Snow White and the seven dwarves.
What we wear is a powerful communication to others about who we are. Here is a hundred years of fashion in a hundred seconds.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Elizabeth I, queen, born 7 September 1533
All contributions welcome.
If you have been, thank you for reading.
Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 4 february 2015 . image: screen grab from video