Monday 20 June 2005

Owed Two a Spell Chequer

Eye halve a spelling chequer, it came with my pea sea;
It plainly marques four my revue miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word and weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong or write, it shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is made it nose bee fore two long.
And eye can put the error rite, it's rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it and I'm shore your pleased two no
It's letter perfect awl the weigh,
My chequer tolled me sew.

Adam Wood
Senior Trainer
Hitec (Laboratories) Ltd.

A peau hem

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The
phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod
are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the
rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it
wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey
lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh and I
awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt

Optimising time

Remember to take breaks.

  • RAF trainers work on 50 min hours
  • Even 1 min off looking at bright light is beneficial
  • Chilled water helps the brain to work more effectively

How mad are you?

from Independent article (26 April 05)
Knowing your mind
As a trait: cautious, observant
As a disorder: suspicious
Best: where caution and attention is rewarded
Worst: in jobs that require spontaneity
As a trait: independent, calm, a little bit cunning
As a disorder: manipulative, emotionally cold
Best: in self-motivating, high control jobs:
Worst: in jobs that require interpersonal skills
As a trait: sensitive, volatile, spontaneous and imaginative
As a disorder: prone to self-harm, changing moods
Best: in creative, non rigid environments
Worst: in threatening situations; the army, police
As a trait: adverturous, clever, ready to fight for his cause
As a disorder: agressive, lacking conscience
Best: in exciting, fast-paced environments
Worst: in jobs or relationships that require caring
As a trait: self-confident
As a disorder: arrogant, egotistical, greedy, uncaring
Best: in competitive, entrepreneurial environments
Worst: in jobs that require following orders
As a trait: stylish, fashionable
As a disorder: demanding, self-centred, vain, superficial
Best: in Ab Fab-style environments
Worst: in business-like environments
As a trait: reliable, reclusive
As a disorder: painfully self-conscious, suspicious
Best: in structured environments where there is a minimum of new experience
Worst: at public speaking, can be unpredictable
As a trait: faithful to partner
As a disorder: weak, insecure
Best: in secure environments where they can become close to others
Worst: in challenging environments, singles bars
Obsessive compulsive
As a trait: single-minded
As a disorder: inflexible
Best: in any ordered environment such as accountancy, admin, police
Worst: in chaotic environments which lack rules

CLP Assessment Centre Update

1. Successful leaders need to be able to balance and judge approach with people based on
. Task
. Process
. Climate
2. Feedback from previous years suggests over longer term (3+ years)most successful (high potential & high performance) score well on intelligence measures.
3. Ability to deal with change as a constant challenge is the third key ingredient.