Tag Archives: conflict

A Random Glimpse of Excellence

Yesterday I witnessed something beautiful and worthy of putting out there. Life takes many turns and we all go through some difficult stuff at times, and there are no exceptions. But occasionally the gods of providence allow us to overhear … 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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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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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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A Safe Place?

They say a ship is safe in the harbour, but a ship is not built for the harbour, it is built for the open sea… They also say one cannot discover uncharted shores, unless one loses sight of one’s familiar … Continue reading

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