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Perspective is Powerful

I think about a world where people love the work they do and have a positive impact on their teams, organisations and communities. A...

The One Thing...

I am inspired by the idea of "the one thing" rather than a list of NY resolutions :) Thank you Sean Hall for this piece! For me, 2018...

We Live in Strange Times

I sit here at my desk, looking out into the trees in our backyard. The birds’ chirp every now and then reminding me that life surrounds...

Fuelling High Performance

Peter Hawkins talks about the five disciplines of teams - a powerful framework that can help unlock capacity for generative work and fuel...

Why we need a break...every hour or so

Some of us are lucky enough to do what we love. We have found a way to do work that gives us a buzz. And so we immerse ourselves in what...

The things we say to ourselves...

At the heart of what I do is nurture an unconditional positive regard - for ourselves, and those we work and live with. It is the only...

Yet again, I write about compassion...

The human brain has evolved to develop sophisticated cognitive capacities that means we can imagine stuff and our body will biologically...

Restorative Rituals

I have watched my parents for a long long time. 53 years, to be precise!! And my way of making meaning of what I observe has certainly...

The power of resting

Directing attention to tasks even when they are enjoyable and stimulating can create fatigue. We tend to underestimate the power of...

It is never as bad as you think!!!

What is upsetting you now, in this moment, may not at all matter when you look back at this moment in a year, or two. And, yes, I am...

Why would you look after yourself?

Intentions. They are pure and immensely powerful! We know that when put effort into initiating and persisting with intentional activities...

Compassion

Never before have I read a book so slowly, re-read sentences so often as I do with this. Compassion. I use it in my work a lot because of...

Flourishing

I could not help wonder how immersed this gentleman was in his craft. He was sanding and shaping rolling pins at Delhi Haat and with his...

How do I know what is true?

What might I learn at a workshop that is called Conversations at the Growing Edge? I have been trying to tame my curiosity and hunger for...

What happens when you slow down?

174,000,000 This is the number of hits on Google when you ask this question. And I am spending three days in Paekakariki a beautiful...

The Power of Listening

We live in disruptive times. In a few years half the workforce is predicted to be between the age of 20 and 30 and the other half is a...

Happiness is Overrated

What would you say if a child came up to you looking sad? You will reach out to comfort them. Instinctively, we know it is “not ok” to...

Call me Stupid

It was about 14 years ago that we decided to make the move from Vadodara, a small city in India to Sydney. I was HR Manager with a very...

Why Women Cannot Have it All

There were many heart tugs as I was listening to the utterly gorgeous Indra Nooyi talk about why women can't have it all. I agree. And I...