The captain of my soul…

"Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be, For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody but unbowed... It matters not how strait the … Continue reading The captain of my soul…

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The everybody somebody anybody nobody story

The everybody somebody anybody nobody story (or poem) The 'everybody somebody...' story (also referred to as a poem) appears in a wide variety of forms - often with the title - 'That's Not My Job' or 'Who's To Blame?' The sequence of the words (everybody, somebody, anybody, nobody) also varies in the headings of different … Continue reading The everybody somebody anybody nobody story

The Guy in the Glass Poem

The guy in the glass poem The Guy In The Glass poem has been subject of much confusion and some distortion, and is rarely properly attributed. Duncan Fletcher, the England Cricket coach is not alone in failing to attribute it when recited the poem in a BBC Radio interview (Radio 5 Live, 23 October 2005). … Continue reading The Guy in the Glass Poem

The Serenity Prayer

The serenity prayer The 'Serenity Prayer' is powerful statement of personal philosophy for our times. "God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other." (Written in 1934 by Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892-1971, … Continue reading The Serenity Prayer

The Success Poem

The success poem "Success – To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a … Continue reading The Success Poem

If you are not part of the solution

If you are not part of the solution... A saying that appears on countless office walls, and is often used by managers and leaders when trying to encourage someone or a group with a negative view based on blame and the past, to adopt a positive view based on action and the future. "If you're … Continue reading If you are not part of the solution

A poem about responsibility

A poem about responsibility There was a most important job that needed to be done, And no reason not to do it, there was absolutely none. But in vital matters such as this, the thing you have to ask Is who exactly will it be who'll carry out the task? Anybody could have told you … Continue reading A poem about responsibility