Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Dragon called “Politics” and the Scabbard of Sincerity

A scabbard is the sheath for a sword. Made out of shaped wood and leather and worked metal, they are beautiful and functional, but play a lesser role to their glorious partner the sword. There is a legend, though that … Continue reading

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The Dragon called “Solo” and the Cloak of Cameraderie

Every sportsperson knows that beyond the weekend hacker level, no matter how solo your sport “looks”, there is a team seeing you through to victory. My favourite sport is tennis, and within that, singles. It’s like a chess game, played … Continue reading

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The Dragon called “Naiveté” and The Shield of Slightly Cynical Wisdom

Many HR discussions that take place do so where the stakes are high, and at the same time they take place when privacy is an important concern. The stakes are usually high for the employee involved, and less so for … Continue reading

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The Dragon called “Average” and the Sword of Knowledge

Although his life and achievements are discredited professionally, there is no doubt in my mind that Lance Armstrong remains one of the most dedicated, hardworking athletes this world has ever seen. While the use of drugs taints his every memory … Continue reading

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Here be dragons, and here be (hopefully) how to slay them

As HR Leaders, our portfolio includes many things but significantly, change management, cultural development and/or guardianship, and leadership development. We are often called out of the safety of managing processes and procedures (let’s be honest, that’s not really what drives … Continue reading

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Some Ideas for a new approach to Personal Planning (a.k.a. New Years’ Resolutions)

New Year’s Resolutions are a funny thing. Most of us make them, but almost all of us fail to keep them. And we do so without a definite conscience, really. We pretty much have perfected the art of walking away … Continue reading

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