Category Archives: Personal Growth

The sad sad story of Walter, Floyd, Bill and Rolf.

I am an African. Boldly and unashamedly so, and as I have said, Africa runs in my blood. Deep and unrelenting. This week the most imperial symbol of my continent has been thrown into the spotlight, not as a source … Continue reading

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My Christianity and Gay Marriage

What the Supreme Court has said (and this is only important to us because the world seems to follow America’s lead) is that the right to marry anyone, is institutionalised as fair and just in terms of the law of … Continue reading

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The Dragon called “Me”…

I have written this series using the allegory of a sailor sailing rough seas, and encountering Dragons, as depicted on those old nautical maps where the untraveled cartographer needed an excuse for his cluelessness; and I have offered thoughts about … Continue reading

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The Dragon called Vindication and the Helmet of Humility

As colours go, black and white are very simple. Put next to each other, there is no confusing anything. This one, white. That one, black. And here is the line between them. Very nice, very organised. Very good. People aren’t … 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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A Marriage open to growth

Recently my wife and I were talking about some marriage stuff.  🙂 We have different styles of communicating, and we sometimes miss out on seeing each other’s good intentions as we work through the usual dynamics of a relationship. We … Continue reading

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Managing Stress through mindfulness and an accurate sense of Self Worth.

So there are about a million articles out there about mindfulness and how fantastic it is. This isn’t one of them. This is a real, down to earth assessment of whether it works for a busy executive. It does. In … Continue reading

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Blind-Spots

The other day I was made painfully aware of a personal shortcoming. I am sure it’s not the only one I have, but it is a biggie. I was advised, that under extreme stress, I am not always my usual … Continue reading

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