What Does The London Underground Taste Like?
Here's a piece (a podcast) I noticed that
is the latest in a long line of reports about people who suffer (if that's the right term) from synaesthenia; a condition where the senses are somehow cross wired.
There have been many reports of people who SEE sounds, or people who SEE patterns when they look at numbers. I did also read a report about a gentleman who experienced tastes for the sound of people's names: which caused him some difficulty meeting girl friends if their names tasted bad!
This gentleman tastes the names of places on the London Underground Map. He's created a whole new version of the map, with flavours for places.
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Self Awareness - Critical For Good Leadership
Leadership in some form or style is a goal that clients are often working on,
whatever role they play, so long as they have to work with others.
Mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist concept which I've also often shared with clients. Here's some research that brings the two together. No surprises - being aware of your strengths and limitations is obviously useful! However it's now being backed up by research.
As the author says, its not something that comes up in the textbooks, unlike more glamorous qualities such as 'charisma' but its equally important.
And Now...Are You A Psychopath?
You may remember I reported Prof.
Adrian Furnham's thoughts on psychopaths in management
; well channel 4 are doing a program on psychopaths. Follow this link to see how much of one you are!
How Much Is Email Costing Your Business?
Regular readers will know that I'm often
counselling caution over the abuse of email. It's an easy trap to fall into, believing that because you've sent an email you've communicated something.
It's also easy to hide behind email - it's easier to say 'no' or to give bad news over email than face to face.
However there are costs to this behaviour in terms of inefficient and poor communication styles. However these researchers have gone further and developed a formula to attribute actual monetary costs to use and abuse of email, which you can adapt for your business!
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