HQ vs REGIONAL

I am working with a client that heads up the APAC region of a global organisation. As the business in this region is expanding rapidly, the leader is aware that some work around cultural effectiveness is imperative to the organisation’s success. Interestingly though, there seems to be significant push back from the head office and […]

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IN THE CAVE

A term we sometimes use in my house, when we need to withdraw is “ I just need to be alone in the cave”. It describes times when I can feel sad or sorry for myself. Rather than beating myself up, I give myself time and permission to do so. It provides an opportunity to […]

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SILVER LININGS…

I recently read a news article that offered two perspectives of the same story. One was a more pessimistic and negative view of the subject and the other was optimistic, which highlighted the positive aspect. It reminded me that whatever situation we are in there are always multiple ways of looking at it. In his […]

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OUTREACH – REACHING OUT

Many times when I am feeling down I reach out to others and when I do, I find 2 things happen; Those that I speak to are usually able to support me/ listen to me and provide perspective on my situation. I am also able to support them as it gives them an opportunity to […]

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DISCIPLINE OF PRACTICE

There are certain things in life where it is not possible to reach perfection. I have been doing various forms of yoga for more than 30 years. It is called a yoga practice because we are constantly evolving our bodies, moods and mindsets change and all that impacts how you do the poses. The same […]

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CREATIVITY

Being creative is something that humans uniquely have. Yet, I find is that many people say they are not very creative. There are many ways to express creativity- art, music, writing, singing are all forms of creativity. What about other forms such as dancing, cooking, flower arrangement, journaling, fashion, home decoration and even exercising. Expanding […]

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REST AND TIME OUT

Is time-off productive? People seem to be very busy. In terms of work and life I believe having time off from what you usually do is important for your brain, body and your soul. It is difficult to be creative and innovative when you are busy and don’t have the space to expand your thinking. […]

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CHANGE EQUALS CHALLENGE

My friend Roman Ruzbacky is fond of saying all change is met with challenge. This is fundamentally because it is always easier to maintain the status quo. Change requires us doing, thinking and being different. It requires effort – it requires us to be conscious of our new change whatever that maybe. The first step […]

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Traits of an Effective D,E &I practitioner – Part 4 – Courage

This is the final part 4 of a mini-series:  I am currently part of a collaborative project with a group of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practitioners. As part of that I have been gathering my thoughts on what I see as the necessary traits of an effective practitioner. Enjoy and I hope you find […]

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Traits of an effective DE&I Practitioner – Part 3 – Energy, Passion and Resilience

This is part 3 of a mini-series:  I am currently part of a collaborative project with a group of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practitioners. As part of that I have been gathering my thoughts on what I see as the necessary traits of an effective practitioner. Enjoy and I hope you find it useful. […]

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