Onwards

Onwards

When a new year beckons its normal and indeed exciting to be full of hope and anticipation. It is also a good time to reflect on the year to date, learnings had, experiences shared and insights gain. These lead to our continued unfolding and growth and in a way that benefits not only us but also those whom we are blessed to encounter on our life's journey

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My Name is not Nintendo!

My Name is not Nintendo!

Taking the time to learn about and understand a person, who they are and  what they are about would go along way to demonstrate your love and care for another. Mistakes of course do happen and many will be genuine. There are others though that are generated out of a lack of care. Only the person involved would know.  We should strive to walk in alignment with our values and intent and in so doing, enable others and indeed ourselves to thrive. 

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What's in a smile?

What's in a smile?

When we smile, genuinely smile, we say to the world and to the people we encounter: “you’re welcome. You’re okay and I’m okay”.   And in our world of work, when we smile and genuinely smile, we say to our colleagues: “you’re welcome.  You have my attention” And if to some people you are a leader, your warm and genuine smile will say: “ You matter.  Your opinion counts. I am open to what you say. 

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Are you a fool?

Are you a fool?

Being a fool can be admired and derided. It takes courage to speak up. But is often not whether we speak up or not but it is about when we do, how we do and the intention behind our actions. Often our bodies and emotions will inform us on the integrity of our feelings and actions. In paying more attention to this, the key therefore is to be aligned and to preserve the integrity of of the alignment of our head, body and heart. It is in not doing this, that we risk the possibility of losing our the essence of who we are.  Our identity. 

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You can count on me. Not!

You can count on me. Not!

With each broken promise or agreement regardless of context, we say by our actions to those with whom we made the agreement that they do not matter.   We tell them my “face” matters more than you; my own needs are greater than yours; my word means nothing.   The fact too is that we send the same message to ourselves.  

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Leader, how big is your club?

Leader, how big is your club?

It is simply human to like and favour those whose outlook in life, their values, their opinions are similar to ours. It is also only human to embrace warmly into our clubs, those whose responses to us and our well thought through ideas and decisions are often “yes” and “amen”.  But as leaders, our people require us to be more embracing and accepting of those whose views and opinions may differ to ours.  

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