My physio, Ed Wilson, used to be 1st team Physiotherapist at Bristol Bears Rugby. He’s the only therapist able to get results with my husband’s complicated back, so I’m a fan.
Your colleague asks you:
“I’d like your thoughts on whether we should go with decision A or decision B?”
And you say:
“I don’t care.”
How would they feel?
If your diary is always neatly organised, never gets double-booked, and you have plenty of time to go for a bike ride over lunch, then this message may not be for you.
While the Brilliant Jerk has taken the spotlight for their non-team playing and arrogant behaviour, The Economist has identified a more troubling phenomenon that is often overlooked:
Last year, I saw Derren Brown perform and was predictably blown away. He uses body language and other cues to pick audience members who are incredibly susceptible to hypnosis – which makes it look effortless.
You’re on a mission to drive employee engagement and unify everyone under a shared vision. But it feels like you’re hitting a brick wall when not a single question pops up in your all-hands meetings or company offsite.
“Weirdly I feel like he’s enjoying the adrenaline a little bit – but it’s not great for his health long term – I think he’ll crash at some point!”
I know what you’re thinking, why is his wife even part of the coaching programme? But who better to give an honest insight into one of his key aims: to be more present at home.
“Hey daughter, I noticed you’ve dropped a wet towel on the bed, it can end up smelling musty if it’s left there all day. Did you notice it there too?
She shakes her head and looks confused.
Which I’m taking as ‘OK, it won’t happen again’.
That was Step 1: The Mention from Jonathan Raymond’s 5 step Accountability Dial.
If I had a pound every time I heard a manager say:
‘to be honest, I think it’s the quality of my leadership that’s contributing to their poor performance’…. I’d probably have about £1.30.
Last night I submitted a story to fiftywordstories.com. A platform that only accepts stories comprised of 50 words, no more, no less.
You may think this rule restricted my imagination. But you’d be wrong. I was on fire and crafted a story in record time.