The Secret to Loving Others

The experience of being human is a lot like the safety demonstration on a plane: brace yourself, buckle up, prepare for turbulence, know where to exit, and how to use the oxygen mask. The oxygen mask is of particular reference. Passengers are instructed to fit their own masks first, before assisting others. As a newbie […]

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Expectations: Getting a ‘D’ Instead

I know a lot of people. And I am acquainted with even more. None of those – and I dare say, no one in this world – relishes the idea of disappointment. Sure, on some level we all know it’s out there, but none of us wake up every morning raring to be… disappointed. Just […]

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It’s Time! Get involved

I have a challenge for you this week as we commemorate Human Rights Day. Many are making the most of the two long weekends by taking leave – which means the possibility of meeting new people wherever you are going. For those of us who are not taking leave, it means a quieter three days […]

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Having personal goals is not selfish

Type in ‘personal goal setting’ and everyone’s friend responds with some 33 400 000 results in 0.41 seconds: all the ways to set goals in three, five, seven steps proven to work by anyone, from well-known gurus in the field to Bob working on his thesis. There really does not seem to be any excuse […]

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Continued development – you owe it to yourself

So you bought the flowers, booked the table, possibly even tried your hand at a love-sweet sonnet. That’s Valentine’s Day, done and dusted. While we are still in February – which, by the way, has 29 days; nudge, nudge ladies – I would like to suggest something wild, something that many of us find difficult… […]

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Business Ethics in the Workplace: It’s personal

“A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world” Albert Camus I listened to a friend relate an office incident where a manager, wanting to see why the document she was printing took so long, found that a colleague jumped the queue. He had a lot of printing to do. The full […]

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Project management in hind sight

A friend of mine was recently introduced to the exhilarating world of project management. And when I say ‘introduced’, I mean it in the sense that a 10-ton truck with failing brakes would a busy intersection at lunch time. It was not pretty. By her own admission and with 20/20 hindsight, attempting to squeeze what […]

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