TMT#12 When/Timing is Everything

According to author Daniel Pink, “we simply don’t take issues of when as seriously as we take questions of what.” In his outstanding book, When: the Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink suggests that timing really is everything. Here is a bitesized chunk of his findings: Firstly, we all experience the day in three stages: … Continue reading TMT#12 When/Timing is Everything

TMT#10 Politics (3): Church & State

We're concluding a short political three-parter. Part one encouraged us to assume good intent, ask questions, stay calm, and be prepared to argue our case well (i.e. logically and respectfully). Part two recommended nuanced engagement with politics; realising that although we might disagree on methodology, our motives are the same. Distancing ourselves from discussion or … Continue reading TMT#10 Politics (3): Church & State

TMT#9 POLITICS (2): A Goldilocks Exchange

I recently read "I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening) - A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations" by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers. It makes for fascinating reading. Quotes from the book in blue (emphasis added): The recent UK political landscape has become stingingly divisive. It appears more fractious in the USA than … Continue reading TMT#9 POLITICS (2): A Goldilocks Exchange

TMT#8 POLITICS (1): Lessons From Westboro

Westboro Baptist Church is known for hate. Know this: their beliefs are very far removed from what the Bible teaches. That's important to recognise. However, the focus of the next few posts isn't the Westboro Baptist Church. It's politics. At a New York TED Talk in 2017, Megan Phelps-Roper discussed why she left the Westboro … Continue reading TMT#8 POLITICS (1): Lessons From Westboro

TMT#7 Response / Responsibility

Response: a reaction to somethingResponsibility: a duty or obligation to do or be something. The words sound so similar, and yet there's a profound difference between the two. Think about it. A sense of responsibility can come out of response. For example, I love my wife, so I choose to take responsibility for the dishes; … Continue reading TMT#7 Response / Responsibility

TMT#6 A Journey Into Depression & Connection

I don't struggle with depression. But sadly, I know lots of people that do. Half a lifetime ago, it nearly got the better of me. And then, suddenly, it went. It is foolish to deny that the 21st-century western world has a problem with anxiety and depression. It would be equally silly to trivialise and … Continue reading TMT#6 A Journey Into Depression & Connection

TMT#5 Multipliers Vs. Diminishers

One of my favourite reads of 2018 was "Multipliers" by Liz Wiseman. In it, she contrasts two types of leader: Multipliers and Diminishers. (All quotes from Wiseman's book). Multipliers "make us better and smarter. They bring out our intelligence…[and] get more from their people because they are leaders who look beyond their own genius and … Continue reading TMT#5 Multipliers Vs. Diminishers