Newsletter 54 : 22 august 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.
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. Do talk to Kay or Jeremy
An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside of us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth”. The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?” The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed”.
Robert Heinlein, the author, devised this amusing way of answering his considerable fan mail while retaining some time to live the rest of his life. An interesting solution to a communication problem.
One way to deal with mildly stressful experiences is simply to decide they’re not stressful after all. This is a lot less silly than it sounds, and we are indebted to Reg Connolly, of Pegasus – who taught Kay about NLP – for his great idea of the “stretch zone”.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
(apparently of The cardinal’s mistress by Benito Mussolini) [This was attributed to Parker for many years, including by us. However recent research indicates it was almost certainly said by Sid Ziff (1905-1991), an American journalist. This attribution was made by Readers’ digest in 1960. Source: Quote investigator]
Dorothy Parker, American short story writer, poet and, let’s face it, wit, b 22 August 1893
What would you feel if you were in an aeroplane about to crash? What would you learn? Ric Elias was in such a position and survived. He takes up the story (dur 5:03).
Getting a good night’s sleep – regularly – is important in reducing stress, being more alert, enhancing mood and stopping falling asleep in that important meeting. Here are some tips
Music is the silence between the notes.
How much has to be explored and discarded before reaching the naked flesh of feeling.
Claude Debussy, composer, born 22 August 1862
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