Monthly Archives: May 2013

Choosing Lives of Deliberate Influence…

We are completely and inescapably part of other peoples’ worlds, and they of ours. It is impossible to separate ourselves from this truth. Previously one of the most lonely places in the Universe – the ISS orbiting above our heads … Continue reading

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Today I am Tired but I am still a husband and a father…

I have been travelling, and am more than a little sleep deprived. The issues I have dealt with at work have been deep, corporate issues and have drawn on my resources quite heavily. Tomorrow I will be home again, but … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Storm

The workplace is sometimes a place where deeply frustrated people gather to pretend they are all ok. It is not easy to think of a more diverse place in the world that our places of work – multicultural, multi focussed, … Continue reading

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Joy

I have young children, of whom the two youngest are non-identical (and very different) twin boys. They mean the world to me, and my wife and I are constantly amused and inspired by their personalities and their challenges and the … Continue reading

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Fit For Purpose…

In the old days, war was how things happened. It seems that that was what men did. Perhaps it was in self defence, perhaps in pursuit of glory and power. But historically, it seems the story of man is tied … Continue reading

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Accountability

An interesting concept, not often  canvassed outside of specific forums, but, let’s work through it for a while. I’ll nail my colours to the mast early – I believe in accountability absolutely. That is not to say I find it … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Disagreements with Leaders

It crossed my mind that there is often a challenge, especially in the workplace, for how a team member can safely or at least respectfully express a difference of opinion with their leader. Obviously it is ok to have a … Continue reading

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Can We Follow?

Everyone talks about the importance of leadership, and there is no doubt about its importance. But very few people seem to stop and think about the importance of followership. There is an Afghani proverb which makes me chuckle, but it … Continue reading

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Getting over our Expectations

I sincerely recommend Gary Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages”. While no one such book has all the answers, it is an incredible insight into how people work in relationships… My wife and I read it, we loved it and … Continue reading

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Forgiveness…

So, I’ve been thinking about forgiveness. Seems I am not so good at it… The other day, my beautiful wife did something that I didn’t like. It hurt me and I let her know. Bless her, she gave it some … Continue reading

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