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Archive for February 2015

Exceedingly charmed

February 23, 2015

“It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” – Oscar Wilde So, what’s the secret to being charming rather than tedious? Take an interest – enquire. More specifically, we need to ask the right questions. These allow the other person to open up, and the vast majority […]

If only?

February 16, 2015

Many readers of this blog are likely to be car drivers. I’m not, as I tend to hit things. However, having been a driver for quite some years before my eyesight became too poor, I still have a pretty good grip on the fundamentals. One of these is about use of the rear view mirror. […]

A not so golden rule

February 9, 2015

Imagine you are working at an airport. It’s a small regional airport and an outgoing flight with 100 passengers waiting to board is indefinitely delayed owing to a faulty plane. As the evening wears on, the shop and cafeteria close and the passengers become increasingly tired and hungry. Eventually, you decide to take an initiative. Thinking […]

Too old? Nah!

February 2, 2015

Some months back I was working on a course alongside another trainer. It was for a major client who usually likes to have two trainers as group sizes tend to be quite large. I’d never worked with this guy before, and to watch him run the programme was an absolute delight. He was energetic, sharp, humorous […]