October 28, 2017

Are you afraid of the future?

The future

“Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment.” – James Allen

Who’s afraid of the future?

This was the question asked by Dylan on Saturday evening during a keynote address at a black tie event. Dylan is a futurist working for Deloitte. When he asked the question the majority READ MORE


October 2, 2017

Have you lost a vote?


“Mr President, you have bigger problems than losing me.  You’ve just lost my vote.” – Annette Bening from “The American President”

This is a telling quote from the movie, where the US president, played by Michael Douglas, is a single parent and widower.  He starts a relationship READ MORE

September 23, 2017

Say farewell to manipulation


“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.  If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” – Desmond Tutu

Many years ago READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Can you play the piano?


“If you embrace possibility thinking, your dreams will go from molehill to mountain size, and because you believe in possibilities, you put yourself in a position to achieve them.” – John C Maxwell

Can you play the piano?  A simple enough question, READ MORE

September 13, 2017

Guest article – Lead by Example

Book cover

“You win or lose by how you choose.” – Angelique du Toit

All of life is essentially relationship driven.  Leadership is READ MORE

September 7, 2017

What kind of Tarzan are you?


“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” – Unknown

I have this picture in my mind of Tarzan.  Imagine in your mind, Tarzan swinging in the jungle from vine to vine, the ultimate public transport.  He grabs onto a vine READ MORE

August 28, 2017

Changing the world with Relentless Persistence


“The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard, and give up at the first sign of opposition or misfortune.  A few carry on despite all opposition until they attain their goal.  These few are the Fords, Carnegies, Rockefellers and Edisons.” – Napoleon Hill

William Wilberforce was elected to the House of Commons in 1780 when he was barely 21 years old.  Seven years later READ MORE

August 21, 2017

Strength or Vulnerability? Or both?


“Only when we have the strength to show our vulnerability can we truly lead.” – Simon Sinek

A number of years ago I was embroiled in the world of labour relations, negotiating automation plans with unions, labour lawyers, legal precedents and so on.  Continual positioning, strategizing and READ MORE

August 15, 2017

Seeming vs Being – a genuine issue!


“You cannot travel within, and stand still without.” – James Allen

The young mother stood before the Guru, nervous.  She had travelled a long distance to see him.  “Please Guru”, she asked, “Tell my son READ MORE

August 2, 2017

If you think you’ve seen it all, think again……


“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.  Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius

In the movie “Vantage Point” there is an explosion at an outside address in Spain, and the US president is shot.  The movie then follows the movements of eight people before, during and immediately after the event, and with each “replay”, more of the puzzle pieces begin to fit.  Eventually the story that was presented READ MORE

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