Monday, 18 January 2010

Chicken and egg

When dealing with relationship or colleague issues, it's important to try and focus on the behaviour, not the personality... but does one inextricably lead to the other?

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Dig deeper

Now I am starting to discover more about my fellow OU tutor group members, I am realising that there is a lot more to people that meets the eye. That sounds like an obvious statement, but like it or not most of us tend to assume that the population at large are all the same stereotypical dull person, unless they have any obvious distinguishing features like the way they dress, or multiple piercings.

But taking this small example:

One has tunnel vision; one has no central vision, only peripheral.  Several have tattoos, one is a Pagan. Our tutor is a Buddhist.  And that is just half a dozen of the girls!  Yet if you saw us all sitting in a room you'd never know all that.

We may all look similar on the surface but once you start getting under the skin it's a different matter.

Take time to discover people - you never know what you might find.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Decisions, decisions

Benecol suggest that as an alternative to Brits talking about the weather, we could talk about our cholesterol levels.

Oh joy.