People Are Not Creatures of Logic

People Are Not Creatures of Logic

People Are Not Creatures of Logic

“When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.
Dale Carnegie

A little food for thought …

When we want to persuade someone to do something, what works best? Logic or emotion or even both together?

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Writing Emails And The Questions I Ask Myself

Writing Emails And The Questions I Ask Myself

Writing Emails And The Questions I Ask Myself

Here are some questions I like to ask myself after having written an email:

Is my first sentence the most important sentence?
Do I have long sentences I can shorten?
Have I avoided complicated words, and used words I think my reader will understand?
Have I used more active verbs (rather than passive)?
Is my email short and to the point?
Have I told my reader what I wanted them to do after reading my message?
Have I checked the correct spelling in order to avoid any mistakes or misunderstandings?

Would you like to add a question or two to my list?

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How Can We Be Great At Work?

How Can We Be Great At Work?

How Can We Be Great At Work?

Morten Hansen, Professor of Management at the University of California Berkeley, tells us that we need to “do less and obsess” if we want to be great at work.

With “do less’, Morten means we ought to focus on extremely few priorities. With “obsess” he means that we should go all in, pay fanatic attention to detail, go for quality, go the extra mile and do exceptional work.

If you’d like to hear Morten’s 1-minute-long conversation with Dan Pink, listen in here.

Are you doing less and obsessing? Or doing more and obsessing? Or perhaps you’re not obsessing at all? 😉

Something to think about perhaps! 🤔

 

Are You Too Quick in Saying “Yes”?

Are You Too Quick in Saying “Yes”?

Are You Too Quick in Saying “Yes”?

I wouldn’t be surprised if you were. I know I am sometimes! undecided

Being quick to say “yes” might mean that you attend meetings and events, and take on tasks, projects and other activities that you aren’t at all interested in. 

So what can you do in the future?

Next time someone asks you to do something or to take part in something you’re not fully sure whether you want to, it’s best to create a pause and ask for time to think about it. You can say something like, “Let me get back to you”. 

That should stop you making hasty decisions that you later might regret.

 Or is this a tactic you’ve already been using?

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A Little Riddle For You

A Little Riddle For You

A Little Riddle For You

A riddle is a type of poem that works like a puzzle.

Here’s one for you:

“I am a fruit. If you take away the first letter of my name I become a crime. Take away the first two letters of my name I become an animal. Take away the first and last letter of my name and I become a form of music. What am I?”

Solution

Did you get it without reading the solution?

The Beauty of Travelling

The Beauty of Travelling

The Beauty of Travelling

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”
Lin Yutan

I’ve been away for a few weeks, and although I miss my family, I’m happy to be back in my own bed, with my familiar pillow.

My pillow is filled with organic spelt husks.

What is spelt? It’s an ancient form of wheat that can be cultivated without chemical fertilisers because it has good immunity to fungus and pests.

Do you also miss your bed and your pillow when you’re out and about?

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pillow – Kopfkissen
cushion – Kissen
spelt husks – Dinkelspelz