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November 19, 2020

Now that’s a KEEP

I was in a bank last week and was served by Rick, a friendly young man.  I was impressed by the effort Rick made to connect.  […]
November 11, 2020

Throwing Spanners to Help the Works Part 5: Loosen the grip on control

You might be familiar with the story about the guy, who out of kindness, helped a butterfly to work its way out of the cocoon? He […]
November 4, 2020

Throwing Spanners to Help the Works: Part 4 – Hard? Yes! Right thing? Yep!

It’s prickly  Last week, my wife Ondina stepped on a thorn from a cactus plant shown in the attached picture.  She was wearing shoes, but they didn’t […]
October 26, 2020

Throwing Spanners to Help the Works: Part 3 – Next Steps

Don’t think – Just Do Fans of Aussie Rules might be familiar with the famous “Don’t think – just do something!” speech delivered by the late […]
October 19, 2020

Throwing Spanners to Help the Works: Part 2

A little while back, I was leafing the pages of former Australian Rules footballer and coach, Neil Daniher’s book When All is Said and Done. It’s […]
October 12, 2020

Throwing Spanners to Help the Works: Part 1

We were once the proud owners of a second hand, 1980, gold, Nissan Pulsar hatchback. It was a great car serving as our main vehicle until […]
October 2, 2020

Core strength – Integral to building resilience

A great start – then… A good friend’s eldest daughter works as part of a large marketing team in big corporate.  I’ll refer to her as […]
September 24, 2020

Emotional Contagion in this Uncertain Climate

Last week I suggested our paradigms were like threads making up a piece of fabric.  The challenge: how might we support those we lead to piece […]
September 17, 2020

A few threads about coping during the pandemic

Back in early June as we Melbournians were getting excited about coming out of our first lockdown I connected with Jeremy Djurovich, the managing director of […]