On being human. Seeing the world from our knees.

The extraordinary Parker Palmer wrote he was a “contemplative by catastrophe.” Krista Tippett in an interview with Tim Ferriss talked about wisdom and age. And Alain de Botton talked with Krista Tippett about love and relationships. All the while, I struggled with my own inner demons and questioned everything…all my effort, my dedication, my persistence…why? and for what? And at … Read More

Die Exhausted from Creativity

Retire from what? We can only retire from that which steals from our soul. Showing up each day in service to something far greater than our singular self is an additive, enriching every fibre of our being. I cannot imagine a life of stopping. I want to be so thoroughly used up. I want each day to feel alive with … Read More

On responsibility – what did I do when I knew?

What did I do when I knew? What did I do when I knew that allowing business to put money into politics corrupts? Completely. That extracting a single other ounce of fossil fuels from Earth means our grandchildren’s lives might not be tolerable? That the purpose of a limited liability corporation is to avoid liability while making a maximum return … Read More

Perhaps humility? Leadership for a world that works for everyone.

Humility enables spaciousness. There is room for another…another opinion, another voice, another perspective. Humility begins from the place of “my voice, deed, act is only one possibility of many.” Humility acknowledges that no one ever does anything without infinite support from another. The other might be nature, biology, history, friends, family… Hubris squeezes out everything else. It starts from the … Read More

Desire as Source – a call home to our truest self

How easy is it to live life under a veil of cultural entrainment. How hard sometimes to wake up. My protestant Aussie childhood insisted that desire was wrong. To desire…. Anything… Then the world of stuff insisted that desire was right. To desire the fast sexy car, the big house, the fabulous bank account. It seemed easy to desire these … Read More

Collaboration is a Super Power

Forget Captain America and the Marvel Hero’s. The stories of the lone hero changing the world simply cannot happen with out a team. Check out this short (6 minute video) as I explain some of the ingredients required to build an exceptional team. Video courtesy of Chris Hogan, Mentor Revolution

Where are you on the road – Apprentice, Journeyman, Master?

Everyone starts at zero. What we fail to consider in our haste-to-the-top world is that moving to Mastery is not just about learning skills. True Mastery is a way of being. We reach Mastery through falling down and getting up again. A thousand times. Or more. This shapes us the person, as much as we learn the skills required. In … Read More

We really are all connected – even our photo’s now live in the same building

In a beautiful and emotively shocking presentation on the Gold Coast this past Sunday by a South East Queenslander now London based, Liam Young, the image of Facebook’s storage facilities were shown. This place of black and blue and machines and very carefully controlled temperature in a shed in a remote place in Oregon houses the photo’s of our lives. … Read More

What is my relationship to the unknown? The false gods of security

  What is my relationship to the unknown? How comfortable am I sitting on the precipice of the emergent? Am I able to stand in the tension of uncertainty? And if so, for how long? How much is my life trapped by an identity that no longer fits? I ask these questions this morn, knowing that my willingness to continue … Read More