Foreword to the September 2017 Report from the Alcohol Advertising Review Board. “With great power comes great responsibility” – Spider-Man When it comes to alcohol, sport in Australia must seriously consider its responsibility to the welfare of kids and young adults in light of the enormous power it wields. More than a million children aged […]Continue reading →
Life happens! Our environment shapes it and we adapt – until a defining moment when we must all pause and question: How will we live our life?
It takes curiosity and courage to ask ourselves how will we be remembered and to live in accordance to those values.
For it is not how long we live, but simply how?
The immediacy of our work environments have had numerous positive and negative implications on how we perform. One phenomenon, is the sense of urgency that has permeated everything we do in the work place. The addiction to ubiquitous screens endlessly screaming for our attention has only worsened our consciousness. It has led to a delusion […]Continue reading →
There are no teams! There are no departments. There are no business units. There are no customers and there are no suppliers. There are, however, individuals who comprise all of the above! The human person. It is the human in management that must take primacy at all times. Teams don’t under perform – individuals in […]Continue reading →
The management practice of maximising an individual’s strengths and making their weaknesses irrelevant is rightfully becoming widespread these days. However, this will only be successful if weaknesses are above a certain acceptable level. A person with a speaking difficulty or hearing impediment will not make a good telephone receptionist. Similarly, as discussed earlier, one’s strength […]Continue reading →
In the not too distant past, when time and weather permitted, I used to find myself on a stand-up paddle board on Perth’s beautiful Swan river. Over the hour-long paddle the often calm waters could turn into quite a swell depending on the wind and passing boats. Negotiating these unsteady times involved keeping one eye […]Continue reading →