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When 70% is good enough

I once got 103% in a test. It was in third form Latin. A project assigned over the Easter Holidays on Roman Gods made up 15% of the total mark and I got 18/15 for that because – remembering it now – the Latin teacher himself may not even heard of the Greek Gods that …

Are you walking your talk?

Last week, a client of mine corrected her (male) Partner in a meeting. He didn’t like it, she said, and made it clear that he didn’t like what she had done. When I asked her how she knew he didn’t like it, she said ‘she could tell’. She told me that when the meeting was …

Be a learner

This is what my 5 year old said to me on the way to ski school this morning: ‘Mama, I do want to be a great skier, but I don’t want to be a learner.’ ‘I know exactly what you mean, wee man’, is what I said. Wouldn’t it be so fun to click into …

The high cost of office gossip

Who doesn’t love a bit of office gossip? We get to feel connected to the person we are gossiping with and that feels good. Usually, the nature of the gossip gives us a fleeting sense of superiority, schadenfreude or entertainment. All of which are a welcome distraction to what’s going on in our head at …

Who are you when no one’s watching?

‘The true test of a person’s character is what they do when no one is watching’ – John Wooden Do you pretend not to notice that the loo roll is out in the office facilities (or indeed the ones at home, and if you know my husband, please show him this ;)), leaving the cardboard …