Thorogood Blog & Industry Comment

A Personal MOT?

We actually look after our car better than we look after ourselves. Discuss.

Barrie Pearson and I – only slightly tongue-in-cheek – included in our recently republished book, Life-coach yourself to success*, an MOT form for self-completion. The idea behind it was simply that individuals should take a good look at themselves from time to time, and even consider doing a basic annual...

Maxim…ise! - A ‘Thinking Time’ Aide Memoire

One of the biggest challenges in today’s fast changing business world is the opportunity to think and reflect. We often run our lives by the clock rather than the compass and so can easily miss important longer-term goals and opportunities. Whilst the pandemic has resulted in many of us re-evaluating our priorities and future plans, we all know that we can easily fall back into old...

Order, Counter-order, Disorder

Every so often, interesting aspects of leadership come through in books or films. I’m thinking, for example, of Apollo 13, or earlier films like 12 Angry Men, or Twelve ‘O Clock High. These three (and others) are often used on leadership training courses.

Thanks now, to Tom Hanks and his latest film Greyhound, I can wax lyrical, not just about the film, but also about the book on...

Just a Moment

Odd Words, Even Numbers devotes quite a few pages to the words of time.

Spare a moment also for the word moment, the dictionary definition of which is “a very short period of time”. As with so-called “Empty Numbers” discussed in Chapter 15, moment does not carry with it any indication of a specific interval of time. Indeed, the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as a portion of time...

 

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