He is among the most down-to-earth, humble people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Kind and warm, Tommy, or simply "T" is a compassionate and sensitive man, which I suppose is at least partially responsible for his success in the entertainment industry. But there was a time when success seemed out of reach.
Looking to make your relationship go the extra mile? Then humility is key - or so says science. In a study examining modesty
If we all have equal opportunity why is it that some capitalise on them. It is not having the opportunity; it is seeing and implementing the opportunity that defines those that win. "The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential...
Ego enables us to see shortcomings and weaknesses in others, but not in ourselves. And when we do see our weaknesses, ego hides them and claims to the world that we have none. How do you know when your ego is at work? If you feel insulted, if a criticism hurts, if you get defensive, lose confidence.... it's your ego reacting!
I remember everything from conversations I've had, to outfits I've worn, to meals I've eaten. And I remember the things people have said to me. It's not that I harbour grudges. I don't. But like the saying goes, I never forget the way someone has made me feel.
The community, society and state enter into the scene and must have their role, but upholding this humane ethos is a 'cradle to the grave' family task.
Sincere thankfulness is a good idea at any time of the year. But if you are considering making a New Year's resolution, how about committing yourself to a heartfelt gratitude attitude?
It's that time of the year again when Muslims from all over the world heading off to Makkah for Haj -- the annual pilgrimage. I went last year and I, to date, reminisce about the ineffable moments of this momentous journey.
We know we're on the cusp. As a species, we almost always are. But in the beginning of the 21st century - as everyone's favourite
It's always difficult to admit you've failed at something. Call it what you will (and I usually do). Learning experience
"We stand behind its overall integrity" declares the official statement from Boeing regarding the grounding of its fleet of 787s. This brings images to my mind of 'Chemical Ali' - the Iraqi minister who declared that they were winning the war, as Baghdad burnt behind him.
The Olympics have reminded us there is more to sport than just football. As a kid, I remember watching any sport that I could on TV largely due to the fact that there was no football on it. In those days a year's worth of televised live footy could be comfortably watched in a single afternoon. Today, men's football is ubiquitous, so it was ironic that our representatives in The-Only-Sport-That-Matters-TM bowed out quietly, with yet another bathetic penalties defeat in the Quarter-Final, on what was arguably the greatest night for British Sport since 1966. It would be great to think that the FA and the Premiership were capable of learning something from this.
The way doctor-patient relationships have evolved was pinpointed recently in the House of Lords by Lord Walton, an experienced neurologist and physician.
Employees like it as it shows they are being led by someone authentically human - with frailties just like them. So has Rupert Murdoch displayed humility in leadership?