This month’s theme indicates the critical topic of perpetual learning and development, applicable to us all and key to effective EQ leadership. While formal instruction’s value is recognised, interpretation of the Oscar Wilde quote includes an underlying theme suggesting the need for self-recognition and reflection. The following apt and thoughtful reminders also include reference to opposing feedback approaches:
‘Education is a wonderful thing, provided you always remember that nothing worth knowing can ever be taught.’
‘The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise that saved by criticism.’
NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
‘It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.’
Quotes above are listed in EQ4U ‘Learning & Achievement’ section:
LEARNING & ACHIEVEMENT – EQ4U
An ongoing frustration with incorrect grammar on BBC News ‘Breaking News’ rolling updates, noted in a broadcast on 13th July – using it’s with an apostrophe incorrectly instead of its. Error picked up on typing this with autocorrect below, but evidently not checked before transmission by BBC for correct grammar.
X The government is to tackle it’s own confidence motion – should be:
The government is to tackle its own confidence motion
And a few words that you may find useful to use in the appropriate context:
• Vituperative – berate or rail against abusively/ blaming
• Abstruse – hard to understand
• Homophily – seeking out ’people like us’ (Aristotle, Plato & Socrates spoke about its danger and the need to encourage divergent thinking/ cognitive diversity)
Please continue to let me know if you have any grammar or communication notes that you would like me to include or if you have any comments.
Warmest & best wishes,