The Bleedingly Obvious

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Sometimes We Are Too Quick To Be Quick

I had some friends in town last week. Before they arrived there was much discussion of meeting up and spending time together. One of the group said perhaps she and I could have dinner. Yes no problem I said even though it would be after a long day of work, and my son had a game on early that evening... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

If You Are Incapable Of Shifting Your Opinion....

how can you expect others to shift theirs? Think about it. How often have you heard a friend who is locked in argument say that the other side is entirely at fault and must change their ways. How often do you see an argument resolved where one side gives in completely? OK, people may surrender but... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

This Has To Be The Oldest Piece Of Advice But The Best

and no it was not of my making but this is my interpretation. I read it first in a book by Jean_Louis Servan-Schreiber in his book, The Art of Time. It was first published in 1984 in French but I am not so clever so I only read the book in English 2000. I am sure he was not the first either but... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Bemoaning The Loss of Good Old Fashioned Customer Service?

What happened to the good old days when we didn't have to speak to a computer recording and when a customer service agents were called store managers or assistants and they gave customer service? Of course, sometimes I want to punch the speaker when a robot asks you if you meant this or that but I... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Emotions Running Wild NOW May Cost Jam Tomorrow

Save our place, save our souls. A small town has a shining beacon, an industrial crowning glory revered far and wide. The management wants to ensure the chain is oiled so the business can operate and grow within a diverse national and international market place. The most vocal of the townspeople say... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 7, 2006

How Do You Bring About A Profound Shift In Others?

People believe what it suits them to believe, what validates their thoughts and opinions. It takes something profound to effect change and that is something that can't be planned, well not if you want it to happen immediately. Sudden changes are rarely made to order and rarely fit exactly with our... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Sometimes You Can('t) Make It On Your Own

Put on some U2 and write. Now is one of those times. This Bleeding Obvious is about not putting off what you've got to do. I have a window now to write an article and get myself ahead for my deadline next week. This is the advantage of my partner being away. There is no one who requires my company... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Excuse Me While I Get My Gloves, I've Just Been Called A Thug

Well no I haven't, not personally but sometimes we are quick to lump together people with certain interests together. I am part of a community and some of the people within the group don't behave well. It's like a family or a school or an interest group. There may be renegades, oafs, rebels and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 8, 2006

I Want Everyone To See Them For The Fools They Are

More fool you, I say. A friend told me the other day that he wanted some people he deals with every day to be exposed for their silly decisions and their lousy attitudes. Any ideas, he asked? Forgeddabout it, was my advice. I know they do stupid things that affect morale and the way that place... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 5, 2006

ADVICE And Our Acceptance or Rejection Of It

We never know who will give a damn about us. Often the people who bother to think about us are the people that we never really think about. They don't really understand or know us. We assume that and then reject them. I learnt a lesson about advice recently. It was not the first time but hey that's... Sign in to see full entry.

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