What does it take to create a real flow of thoughts and dialogue?Continue reading “On the art of thinking together (Part 2)”
Are you one of those people who think meetings are a waste of time? You could work so well if it weren’t for those constant discussions. And then the behaviour of the “fellow-meeters”: you start to relate something and are impatiently interrupted. “Why don’t you get to the point? We don’t have all day.” Or they pick out one aspect of your contribution and react exclusively to it, perhaps even with suspicion. Or a participant explains to you for the umpteenth time what you already know and have known for a long time. Or you are told: “That won’t work”, coupled with body-language reactions of devaluation, and your ideas are brushed aside. And so on, and so on…Continue reading “On the art of thinking together (Part 1)”
… more little white balls get lost.
… is boring! Sex in the garden is much more interesting! And on holiday you finally have time to be a voyeur there.
A little love, wine as much as you can take, and good friends: who needs more in life to be happy?
Tues.-Fri. 11:30-11:30 & 17 – 22.00
Sat. 12 – 22.00
Sun. 12 – 14:30 & 17 – 21.00
On Mondays we let friends be friends…
and eat sandwiches.
… cannot be escaped in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Only the “Kiek in de Kök” comes from Low German – in the Middle Ages the name for “high tower”. From there you could look into your neighbours‘ kitchens!
they have their say on Fridays as usual, but with very short contributions! We’re on holiday – at home or elsewhere – and looking for inspiration for new topics.
We wish you all a wonderful summer!
Your Harlequin Team
When harlequins go on holiday…
… they can be lazy – and delegate the yoga lesson to the frogs in the garden. Then they let their foreheads go all soft!
My barbecuing experiences in the Netherlands
In previous posts I have dealt several times with the culinary differences between Germany and the Netherlands – and they also exist in the case of the greatest of all summer pleasures, barbecuing. However, the differences are not so much culinary, but rather ideological. The Dutch are a people of flat hierarchies, they can’t stand it when one person has a greater say than anyone else. This is true in politics as well as in daily life, and I suspect that the royal family is also so popular because their representatives de facto have quite little to say.Continue reading “Anarchist summer delights with charcoal”
A young man walks purposefully towards a shop. The shop is hardly recognisable as such because there is no shop window. A simple sign hangs above the entrance door. It says “Pharmacy” and in slightly smaller letters underneath it “for Leadership”. The man enters and opening the door triggers a shrill ringing. He barely has time to look around the small salesroom before an older gentleman with white hair and a dishevelled full beard appears from behind the counter.Continue reading “Leadership? – How can I help you?”
She was already there when I occupied my allocated hospital bed. She had already been there for some time, for five days. And she was in a bad way. She quickly found in me a compliant victim for her protracted medical history. I was a good listener after all.Continue reading “Scenes of an forced partnership”