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November 28, 2019

Recently a LinkedIn post really caught my eye. It was a photograph of a female military pilot on a stage about to give a speech. So far, nothing special... However, her young son had decided that he didn't want to sit next to his dad in the crowd but rather sit on his...

November 14, 2019

We all have expectations in our lives: work, relationships, what we want out of life and who we want to become, what we expect of our children, their schools and other institutions, even what we expect from our governments. One key to happiness lies within the manageme...

September 30, 2019

Many of us work with people from different cultures either within an organisation or across physical borders. But we do not have the education to build, nurture and sustain a bridge of dialogue and understanding. When relationships with our teams, business partners or...

July 28, 2019

“So many expectations so little time.” This was the statement made to me by a participant on one of the leadership development programmes I ran recently. This got me thinking as to what exactly my fellow learner and leadership protagonist meant by this. Alas I was unab...

June 27, 2019

This summer, as most people will be packing their swim suits and mozzie spray to head off on holiday, I will be joining a team of experts from British Exploring Society (BES) and together we will take a group of young people between the ages 16 and 23 into the Amazon R...

June 13, 2019

In recent months I have been running leadership programmes specifically aimed at young people and I'm amazed at the depth of their knowledge, openness and willingness for growth in this area. They are conscious of there own power and strive to empower others.

When I thi...

As I travel around the world on a weekly basis, I meet a variety of people from different cultures. I often feel blessed that I have the opportunity to be part of this melting pot!

It always gets me thinking though: what do culture and multiculturalism mean to us all? O...

April 10, 2019

Recently, my teenage son was involved in an incident which subsequently required him to have to explain his actions in front of all his teachers and the school principle. This can be a very intimidating experience even for adults. But for a young teenager who  - like a...

March 27, 2019

Captain "Sully" Sullenberger is not hailed as a hero because he nailed every single landing in perfect conditions, but because he saved every single life when everything went wrong.

"The Man in the Arena" is the infamous speech by Theodore Roosevelt (extract from "Citiz...

March 15, 2019

Parents all around the world want the best for their kids. Everyone wishes their children to be healthy, educated and all around happy. Where parents differ is the way we chose to deliver our message. In some cases, parents can be authoritarian and inflexible and at th...

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