I was told to wipe the smile off my face, if I was going to be taken seriously. The article was clear, to the point, complete with a set of instructions on how to tilt the chin, make eye contact and minimize the shrillness of my voice. Beware of overusing the smile. Leaders employ this technique with careful precision to diminish the likelihood of being taken as the junior assistant. Too much smiling is hazardous for those climbing the social or corporate ladder. If I follow “leadership protocol” in my body language as prescribed by experts, I am certain to pass the networking gauntlet with flying colours.
A couple of days ago Google+ sent me the top three posts for the week.
Post # 1: The Dalai Lama came in with 243 comments and 395 shares. “As we look around us at the buildings we live and work in, the roads we travel, the clothes we wear, or the food we eat, we have to acknowledge that all are provided by others.”
Springtime reminds me that everything must be done at the right time for the right reason to achieve a successful outcome. And I owe it all to the flowers. There is a short time frame for blooming. So I head out in the early morning, camera in hand, to capture a specific moment, knowing with certainty that if I wait until tomorrow it will be lost. Forever! Well, not exactly forever but until the next spring which is months away. I will have to wait.
“Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place […]