Taking clues from nature to spring into personal growth
As spring graces us with light (the days are noticeably longer) and hope (nature's promise of warmth, despite the cold spell so many of us are experiencing), so can we take our clues from nature to prepare for an inner growth. It's time to shed the old and make room for the new. I'm talking about the physical, mental and emotional old and new. As with nature, there are a few prerequisites in order to optimise our personal growth. These are: Empty space: New growth needs spac
Meditation to suit every individual
For centuries meditation has been practised in one way or another by all religions and also by secular groups of people and individuals. But somehow, the image that often comes to mind when we talk about mediation is that of someone sitting in the lotus position for hours on end chanting Om. Far too many people think they do not have the time in their more-than-ever-busy 21st century lives for such woo-woo nonsense. But the fact is that meditation - in any form - is intrins
Do your employees feel included?
Inspiring leadership Leadership is about engaging people and inspiring them to give their best and to stretch themselves to achieve higher goals. Have you been in a team where your boss has served as role model demonstrating the behaviours you want to see? Perhaps they have sought your input in making things better, made the work you do meaningful, recognizing skills and talents and treated you fairly? When working with such leaders, we are engaged, willing to give our all, i
Our children are our best teachers
Can I be a better parent by listening to my child? Certainly! And you have to be humble enough to realise that your child - no matter how young - can have some amazing understanding of his/ her own life and needs. For many of us whose parents are in their late 60s and 70s, the notion of learning from children is alien to say the least. We were brought up with a mindset of "do as your told". No explanation given. And if we had the audacity to ask for an explanation, the answer