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Yes, I totally agree!

“I don’t like England very much, but the English do seem a rather lovable people. They have such a great gentleness.” D. H. Lawrence

Words of wisdom

“There are four different kinds of bones in an organisation: wish-bones, who wish someone else would do it; jaw-bones, who talk a lot but do very little; knuckle-bones, who knock what everyone else does; and backbones, who do the work.” William Wilkerson So which group do you belong to? 😉

If you have enough money …

“Of course, if one had enough money to go to America, one wouldn’t go.” Oscar Wilde

Words of inspiration

“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” John Whitmore This reminds me that there’s a big difference between what is taught and what is learned. Would you agree with me that the most powerful learning takes place when you get excitedContinue Reading

Finding it difficult to speak English?

“The devil take the English and their language! They take a dozen monosyllabic words in their jaws, chew them, crunch them and spit them out again and call that speaking.” Heinrich Heine

The little pleasures in life

“The only pleasure an Englishman has is in passing on his cold germs.” Gerald Durrell And an Englishwoman?

Words of inspiration

“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked pensively. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” Trina Paulus          

If you’re going to England …

“In England it is bad manners to be clever, to assert something confidently. It may be your personal view that two and two make four, but you must not state it in a self-assured way, because this is a democratic country and others may be of a different opinion.” George Mikes

Words of inspiration

“For every criticism you make of someone’s job performance, make sure you give the person four compliments.” Thich Hanh  

Perhaps this is why we drink more coffee?

“The trouble with tea is that originally it was quite a good drink.” George Mikes