LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE

Valentines Day. 2012. What’s love got to do with it? No matter your status, single, coupled, an anti valentine kind of person…or whatever… the least we can do today is to make a commitment to LOVE. More. Make a vow today to BE love. To smile in kindness at everyone, or at least at one total stranger. Be brave. Send … Read More

deScrooging Christmas, or any day..

Don’t you love the experience of being gob smacked by people surprising the heck out of you in the best way? Today I met with a long standing client who is a senior executive in a big Australian Corporate. He is on his 3 months long service leave, and was in my area, so we made time for a coffee. … Read More

..the dance between evolution and equilibrium..

The often over used word, equilibrium, is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as “any condition in which all acting influences are cancelled by others resulting in a stable, balanced, or unchanging system.” Equilibrium is not inactivity, but rather dynamic balance. The balance can be in the domains of physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. Life is filled with fluctuations towards … Read More

Not Afraid Enough – naming ‘he who cannot be named’

“Instead of medicating ourselves on shopping, food, drugs, alcohol, eternal youth, gossip, reality TV, and intense narcissism as a way to avoid facing what we feel in our increasing fear, far better to step deep into the fear, to speak the truth, and name the devil. For ‘he who cannot be named’ does indeed have a name. Dare we speak … Read More

At What Price Integrity in the Workplace

I am reasonably smart women, very well read, able to converse with pretty much anyone on many issues, able to see complexity as well as most of the most able, and yet I feel I  suffer in the world I work in, because I haven’t done a few things. I haven’t: Built a multi million dollar company. Made millions. Held … Read More

Leadership Alchemy – developing leaders in complex times

Alchemy= “A science (no longer practiced) that sought to transform one chemical element into another through a combination of magic and primitive chemistry. Alchemy is considered to be the ancestor of modern chemistry.” The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy The wonderful books I have been reading of late, such as Joshua Cooper Ramo’s “The Age of the Unthinkable” … Read More

Forever Beta – never perfect, always emergent

Give up the thought of creating a product that is fixed in time. We are now in a world of forever beta. Constant emergence, constant improvement, constant change. And speedy too, faster every day. Just imagine if you lived as if this were true all the time, in everything you do? Welcome to that world. Fast Forever Beta…technology, blogging, software, … Read More

Freddy Mac, Fannie Mae, and a little town downunder

Today in the local paper- (to put this in context, I live in a beach resort community of 450,000 people, in a country with only 21 million people), the headline was “Rescuing Freddy and Fanny May Save our Jimmy’s”. Our little town as a premier tourist destination for local Australian’s depends on development of high rise resorts and hotels for … Read More