A Gentle Lesson

Spelling doesn’t matter unless it matters to you, and it therefore follows that the same is true for words. However, as they are used in communication, and that means at least one other person is involved, … Continue reading

Spinning Out

Having worked at several hundred senior leadership, middle management and shop-floor conferences over the last twenty years or more, I feel that I have experienced enough in order to assert that the good intentions of people … Continue reading

American Pie

About a year ago I found out that I have been in breach of a US law that requires its émigrés to report their income and, if more than a certain amount, pay tax on it. Just to be … Continue reading

Blind Spot

In her book Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error (2010), Kathryn Schulz explores and considers the value of mistakes. She claims that none of us like being wrong in the present tense. We will happily tell … Continue reading

Banter

Defined as the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks, banter plays an important part in relationships. Irony, humour and sarcasm are just some of the ways a conversation can be enlivened. In fact, without it life … Continue reading