Emerge Through Emergency

Emerge through Emergency– the words are my constant companions of late, flickering thoughts trying to chase fear away. (The following is an extract with additions from a letter to a friend written on Saturday 22nd November 2008.) My daughter Nat’s very last ever school function was last night and it has been a very emotional week for both of us. … Read More

Massive Action Now – Because Tomorrow is too late

Why Massive Action Now? If you are like most people, you are feeling the earth shifting under your feet, unsure about your next step and whether it will land on solid ground. Having a sense of security is becoming an elusive memory. Uncertainty rules the day. Even if you are in a very secure situation, you cannot but help feel … Read More

Leadership Development and the Future of Business

What is the Future of Business and why is Leadership Development important? Well, since I am not a psychic nor of divine providence, I, like you, can only guess. However, there are some clear writings on the multitude of walls around the world. Here are some of the writings I am seeing clearly written. 1. BIG changes are in place. … Read More

Positive Deviants – characteristics

Who are Positive Deviants? A deviant is someone who departs from the norm. They don’t do things the usual way. A positive deviant is someone who departs from the norm in a way that adds value versus creates pain. Characteristics of a Positive Deviant. Very open, curious and willing to explore ideas. A positive deviant knows that staying in the … Read More

Atlas Has Shrugged

September 18, 2008 These are trying times and likely to get more so from a financial market sense. While I do not claim to be an expert on what is going on, I have spent the last 6 months studying the whole system and its demise for several hours  every day. This plus my every day ongoing reading from Buckminster … 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

Why Dare to Care? Why radical truth with compassion? Why did we chose this name?

There are many programs available that deal with similar concepts around having the difficult, critical, crucial, fierce, non-violent conversations. We in wealthy nations live in a post modern, pluralistic world, where the unwritten code is non judgement, non violence, happiness, and all things sugar and nice. I am not anti these things, I just know that all of these things … Read More

The Shift Has Already Occurred-Wake up

The past few weeks I have been feeling very restless, looking for and finding distractions, not able to focus for any period of time. (June 23rd, 2008) I am an avid and committed observer of the world news, current affairs, plus have been studying history, and daily read from my greatest teacher, R Buckminster Fuller. Bucky talked about prognostication, that … Read More