The Celtic Talibanate – John Naughton

The late Dermot Morgan once described The Christian Brothers as the world’s first para-military teaching organisation. I was brought up as a Catholic in Cardiff and heard tales from my mother of the Nuns’ brutality in her native Ireland. I experienced random acts of corporal “punishment” at both my prep and grammar schools at theContinue reading “The Celtic Talibanate – John Naughton”

To see ourselves as others see us.

I’m “old-fashioned” enough to be irritated by messily presented clinicians, David Hepworth agrees following his accident this from his blog. Playing doctors and nurses A traffic accident this weekend – don’t ask, nothing broken – brought us into contact with the emergency services. In the space of a couple of hours up to twenty professionalsContinue reading “To see ourselves as others see us.”

Luxury v Premium – Seth’s Blog

Relevant to Dentistry at present I think. (Seth is SO good) The original here do sign up. Luxury vs. premium Luxury goods are needlessly expensive. By needlessly, I mean that the price is not related to performance. The price is related to scarcity, brand and storytelling. Luxury goods are organized waste. They say, “I canContinue reading “Luxury v Premium – Seth’s Blog”

Kathy Kolbe’s Definition of Leadership

The question came up in the coaching breakout session at PGS: what is the definition of leadership? Chapter Sixteen of “Pure Instinct” by Kathy Kolbe focuses entirely on this concept. Here’s an excerpt from page 281: “True leadership builds on participants’ motivation, Striving Instincts, commitment, reason, and talent – the entire Creative Process. Anytime someoneContinue reading “Kathy Kolbe’s Definition of Leadership”