Some things are best said in low tones as they travel faster …

‘Some things are best said in low tones as they travel faster & wider & linger longer rather than shouted from the rooftops where they are deemed noise & get lost in the howling wind.’ ~ Sara Bakata, Sunday Nation. I caught this quote from an article of Sara’s & it caught my imagination. In […]

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How you define things (including calories) affects your perspective (& your reality distortion field)

My good friend Roman Rollnick sent this (even though he’s in the communications field he’s conspicuously not on the web, hence no hyperlink). I laughed. Then I thought about the effects definitions have on us. How we define things sets the parameters of our thinking. From whose fault it is that those extra pounds continue […]

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The word you keep between your lips is your slave ~ Arabic proverb

The word you keep between your lips is your slave.  The word you speak is your master. ~ Arabic proverb Food for thought, errr, fodder. What do you say?

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Value is defined by the user (a la Dave Ulrich)

I adore this picture, another from Dave Ulrich’s excellent presentation ‘Leadership and Human Resources: Trends for the future’ at the Regional Leadership and HR Convention, Institute of Human Resource Management, Nairobi last year. What do you see?  A wizened old woman?  An old man with decades of stories to tell?  A lithe young woman?  A […]

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Talking snakes tell us loads about perspective & our worldview

I love this Speedbump comic because it so elegantly points out how one person’s perspective can seem ‘normal, natural and right’ and yet that very same perspective can seem ‘abnormal, unnatural and wrong’ to someone else. Like religion. Like politics. Like Life Lenses™. To a carrot Life Lens™, the sweeping ability of a mountain Life […]

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Training & development learning well September blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts this month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of September. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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Perspectives on menstruation. It’s seriously funny. Period.

“Other” can make people squirm. So can “different.” It’s the cause of much misunderstanding and strife. Watch this hilarious video about the reactions of some commuters listening to a dad talking to his daughter about her first period. Their perspective is very unlike his. It’s seriously funny. Period. Best case scenario? Someone else’s perspective is […]

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Peace with pants: an evolved Mountain Life Lens™ is a strategic partner

I’m a Carrot Life Lens™ and my partner is a Mountain Life Lens™.   I go gaga over details and systems while he loves the big picture and the view from above. When we were putting away some laundry lately, I handed him a pair of pants. ‘Which category do these pants go with?’ he asked. […]

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Training & development learning well August blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts this month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of August. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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Is it bacon or is it hot air? – the fine line in miscommunication

If only the line between speaker and receiver, between mouth and ear and between intention and reception was so clear! Is it hot air or is it bacon? Communication gaffes and gaps are full of missed perspectives. Depends on your perspective (and sense of humour). Perceptive … go get some. ~~TGIF- each Friday I rejig […]

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