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Here we are

Here are we, one magical moment, Such is the stuff, From where dreams are woven. Beautiful words aren't they. For David Bowie novices, they are taken from Station to Station. Let's dissect them, unrelated to the song of it's origin, for the purposes of this blog, for...

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One Spark

Sometimes it's hard to find the energies of love You've just been told you've lost your job Your relationship is newly gone You've lost the house you've called your home You're pushing through the daily grind The health you had is now hard won Pressures are...

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HR = Heart Rate

I have always marveled at the acronym, or initialism, HR. That it stands for both Human Resources, and for Heart Rate. Enlightening, isn't it! Particularly as you align with the idea that it is people that are the life blood of an organisation. They are human. They...

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What Leaves?

There is a large liquid amber tree in my front garden. With the long, hot, Sydney Summer, it has stayed green, for much longer. Autumn colours have been delayed. Greener leaves, have been holding on, before they change, their shade. And today, just on it's topmost...

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Sprints, And Marathons

Dealing with the physical and emotional elements of change warrants factoring in the psyches of the people adjusting. And the Sprints and Marathons needed for successful transition. And because you and your people are much more than the hours spent at the workplace,...

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Fostering Insight

An element that I concentrate on in Leadership and Transition Coaching is the development of insight. An aspect of Awareness that I believe comes at the top of the chain of making good, forward thinking decisions. Both in context of the coachee's personal experience,...

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Presence in Leadership

One of the most significant qualities to cultivate in leadership is presence. A form of engagement with people that builds awareness, and an active ability to get to the core of an issue, a climate, a process, and a relationship. It fosters mutuality, in...

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Go Gently, With Speed

The NSW Police have a slogan on the back of some of their patrol cars. It says 'Choose wisely. Don't rush.' And it's a great slogan, not just for roads. It's a great slogan, for life, and work. To go gently, with speed. To be mindful. To go gently, when pressure is...

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Models and Mystery

Much of the way we operate in the world is invisible. It is internal. The parts that no-body sees. The inner dimensions of intentions, and history. That create our reality. It is our emotions, beliefs, and feelings. And what we tell ourselves about them realistically....

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One Step

As you ease more purposely into 2018, perhaps after a well earned break in the in-between, you may still be contemplating where to begin. Leading yourself, and others, in the new year. Perhaps you are restructuring, refining your goals, and resolutions, that establish...

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A Future to Love

In 2011 Alan Clements published 108 reflections on the Art and Activism of Freedom in his book 'A Future to Believe In'. Not only is the book a marvellous reflection of numerous aspirations and inspirations for planetary cultural movement, it has a large selection of...

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Sit, And Admire

It has come to that time, when, like many of you, I will be taking a break for the remainder of the year. To prepare for Christmas cheer, with friends and family, and to tie up loose ends as they appear. To take the time for rest and fun. And to admire all that's...

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To Live a Life of Love

The Time has Come, To refine, What it means, To Live, A Life, Of Love To Live a Life of Love Place the words in your Heart, And Ask your Mind, To Listen, There Bow, Your Head to Your Heart, And Listen, There To Live a Life of Love Leave the words in your heart, as you...

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PACE of PEACE

There is a word that I have always liked. The word is PACE. And it tends to present itself quite regularly this time of year, when life amps up a pace, with a pre-Christmas cheer race. Reminding me to pace myself. And that's when I link it to another meaning. One I...

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Sorting Your Seeds

I have recently re-acquainted myself with the ancient myth of Eros, or Amor, and Psyche, reigniting my passion for myth, archetype and story. And, given that I have recommended previously that Spring is a good time for seed sorting, I thought I would impart some of...

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