There are times when I come across out-of-the-ordinary words used correctly. Using the right word in the right context helps the listeners or readers to understand immediately without having to wade through unneeded words.
These words popped out when I was reading the Toronto Star on Saturday: quotidian, altruistic and vacillation. Meanings, pronunciations, etc are provided by Dictionary.com.
"The precariousness of life has entered quotidian experience more intensely than at any other time in the modern era." Stephen Marche (Earthquakes, cruise liners and the Age of Precariousness) - quotidian - adjective - kwoh-TID-ee-uhn meaning:of an everyday character; ordinary; commonplace
"On the issue of Afghanistan, the fact that Obama took time to decide among various proposals is not a sign of vacillation." Anthony Cantor (Lots of success in Obama’s first 365 days) -vacillation - noun - vas-uh-ley-shuhn meaning: a state of indecision or irresolution
"…all the networks have come together..no competition ..purely altruistic.." George Stroumboulopoulos on the telethons for Haiti - altruistic - adjective - al-troo-is-tik meaning: unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others.
Collaborating Means Communicating. A partnership changes every time counterparts communicate — or fail to do so.
by Rodd Wagner and Gale Muller Adapted from Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life (Gallup Press, November 2009)
The authors recently completed five years of research identifying and analyzing the crucial dimensions of a successful partnership. Their book, Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life, is the product of that research.
We all know that in today’s economic climate companies are trying to be more efficient with less resources. Saj-nicole Joni from Forbes.com has written a very interesting article on the importance of Design Thinking. If you’ve never heard of Design Thinking you are not alone. I am only now starting to understanding it (with the help of my daughter) and how it can transform my company.
I encourage you to read this article and see how it can transform your thinking.
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