WHY WE PREFER NEGATIVE HEADLINES

WHY WE PREFER NEGATIVE HEADLINES

Do you think news bulletins should contain more positive, uplifting stories instead of negative, depressing ones? Or, are they just another form of entertainment? A colleague once told me the story of his encounter with an intimidating customer. He said that the diminutive senior executive had such a bad reputation with his subordinates that he earned himself the nickname of Napoleon

THE BEAST WITHIN

THE BEAST WITHIN

“Like sharks in the water, they sense their prey, often those who lack in assertiveness and radiate fear.  It’s easy to dislike a bully yet, strangely, it’s equally possible to become ‘tired’ of the victim.” This week, thanks to the magic of Facebook, I reconnected with a long lost friend. Somebody I used to be […]

LOVE? MAYBE. BUT HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG?

LOVE? MAYBE. BUT HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG?

“Stereotypically, ‘the man old enough to be her father/grandfather’ scenario tends take place between twenty something year old lady and uh hum much older gentleman. He usually has a few pennies in the bank, she, well, generally has assets of a different kind.” So, 15 year old Megan was found alive and unharmed with her […]

The proudest night of my life. When was yours?

The proudest night of my life. When was yours?

Okay, so maybe I was a bit ambitious to say I’d be back with you the day after the evolution event two weeks ago. Since then, there’s been a deluge of new deals, company name change tasks, sickness, a brush with trading standards, Christian Grey tat, oh and rain.    So, have you missed me? […]

WHO ARE YOU CALLING UGLY?

WHO ARE YOU CALLING UGLY?

So what are you; a babe or a swamp donkey?  A fox or fugly? Over the years, we’ve devoted a fair share of our personal lexicons to a series of adjectives that describe the beautiful, the bad and the ugly of ourselves and others.   So what are you?  Take a few seconds to really […]