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02 March 2007 - Edition #68

'Coast News' Giveaways
We have 2 very diverse Giveaways, one for the family to experience a classic, and one to learn how to improve our community's economics from the ground up.

Thanks to the The Caloundra Chorale and Theatre we have a Family pass to The Secret Garden at the Caloundra Cultural Centre on the 16th of March, click here for further details...

One lucky Coast News member will get to hear the inspiring words of the world renowned Dr Sirolli, at this very important Seminar, Passion, Entrepreneurship and the Rebirth of Local Economies in Noosa on the 12th of March, click here for further details...

As usual you must be a 'Coast News' member, and send in an email to the hat with the corresponding subject line for the Giveaway you wish to enter (Secret Garden or Local Economies), Best of Luck!

'We' are not amused!

Starting high brow this issue... Voltaire said "Judge of a man by his questions, rather than by his answers". In most cases I would totally agree with this statement, though am concerned about the lack of the use 'We' in many conversational 'answers. Maybe we live in a more selfish society now, or many feel alienated from their Communities, Workplaces, families etc., but there is a decided lack of the use of the word 'We'. Sometimes 'how' you answer a question can be very telling about your attitude and personality...

A good example, at school, the band won state championships and when asked at home, "What happened at school today?", you answered, 'We' won the state championships. You were not even in the band and couldn't hold a tune, but you didn't name specifically, it was 'We', a certain pride and feeling of being part of the school you belonged to, hence you shared in the success.

I have been watching and listening to our esteemed Prime Minister for years. (Before anyone jumps up & down and accuses me of political bias, I don't vote labor and this is not a political beat-up). As the years have gone on, the use of the term 'We' has been replaced more often with 'I'. This to me is a concern, he is not the only politician to do so, though obviously in the public eye more than most and therefore more obvious. Call me naive but I believe in democracy, I believe that 'our' elected representatives, should do just that, 'represent us'. Therefore when I hear the likes of Mr Howard saying "I don't want to do this or that...", I get extremely concerned as my first thought is, ummm but what do "we" collectively as a nation want & think, and shouldn't the 'we' be a higher priority, not the 'I'? Semantics maybe, though consistently used, concerning...

When working for a large theme park years ago, it seemed that the best employees and managers always said 'We'. It was obviously not our company, we were paid to be there, but if questioned at work, the answer tended to be, "Oh, 'we' recently put in a new ride called..." Maybe the feeling of being a part of something larger made them more conscientious, I don't know, just know the workplace ethics that resulted from this 'we' attitude, the 'I' person, or the employee who removed themselves from the group and answered the same question with "The Company..." tended to clock off as early, have little initiative, and no pride in workplace achievement.

My thought to you this issue is to think about how telling the use of the words 'I' and 'We' can be? I don't know about you, but I really do like to think that I belong to my family, my workplace, my community, my State, and my country, so will be keeping the 'Royal We' in my conversations, and hope to hear it more in others...

Best Wishes, Noely, Community Site Co-ordinator

Sunshine Coast Special
Website Info for 'Dummies'!
A 2hr introduction to websites for savvy business owners wanting to know more about the internet, why you need it, and how to join the 'webolution'... read more >>

Community Noticeboard
Get Active in Noosa in Autumn
A range of physical activities held all over the Shire, from the Hinterland to the Beach, with this season’s timetable being the most action-packed to date... read more >>

Latest Event News
Ideas2Market Seminar Series
Provides innovators and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) with information and skills to improve their competitive advantage through the... read more >>

Business in Focus
Dowling & Neylan Real Estate
Established in Noosa Heads long before the rest of Australia discovered its charms and today offers the level of understanding & expertise that comes only from experience and long association... read more >>

Animals in Focus
4 Paws Animal Rescue Incorporated
A Refuge for homeless dogs & cats, we are a non profit organization, most of our animals come from council pounds, some are surrendered or abandoned... read more >>

Real Estate "Holiday Rentals in Focus"
Crystal Waves, Alexandra Headland
Enjoy this lavishly designed 5 bdrm, 4 bath, home with family or friends for a fantastic holiday. Close to the famous beaches of Mooloolaba and... Check it out NOW!
In this issue:
Editors Desk
Local Specials
Latest Community News
Latest Event News
Business in focus
This week in Real Estate

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