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Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Juggling

Juggling Well it’s been four days now and one thing is abundantly clear – to be a consultant you need to master juggling. I have spent most of the week feeling like I was switching between keeping all the balls in the air and keeping a bunch of plates spinning on poles. And back again. …

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Old hat: New hat

Hats! We all wear different hats at different times. Sensible hats, silly hats, smart hats, swank hats, sporting hats, safety hats. Whichever hat you wear it changes the way you think and the way you act. It changes your self-image. Physical hats are obvious in the way they change our perceptions. How different are the …

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It’s off to work I go…

Rollercoaster Well here I am Sunday evening…the eve of my first full week as a consultant. My week ahead couldn’t be looking more different to last week – and I’m left wondering how it all happened so quickly. I have signed up two clients…and thankfully have a heap of work to do. I’ve printed business cards, …

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A leap of faith

Wake-up calls We all get wake-up calls from time to time. Wake up calls can sometimes be wonderful – like the birth of a new baby. But often enough wake-up calls can be painful – an accident, illness, or even death of someone close. Recently, a period of sick leave on the back of a difficult …

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Does mental health have sex appeal?

We are just weeks away from an election here in Australia. And my fave question of the election coverage via twitter is: The problem is, in this election, health (as against mental health the poor cousin) barely seems to rate a mention. So what to do about health? What to do about mental health? Will jumping up …

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A totally “cool” thing to do

The things I don’t understand… I’m still on the uphill ride to my mid forties, nearer to 45 than I am to 50. From where I sit in my relative youth, 50 seems a mysterious “young-old” sort of age, with rules all it’s own. For example: You are old enough to be taken seriously (or …

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The hidden gems you find at work

We often feel trapped into turning up to work every day. Fenced in by the need to take home a paycheck. We just do what we can get to get through the day – to get back to our “real lives”. But when we live in this automatic way we forget the hidden gems that …

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Random acts of “cyber-kindness”

“Cyber-kindness” –  the quality of being kind to a person one does not know in real life via social media or other forms of electronic communication. There is so much written and cautioned about the harms of cyber-bullying. Indeed most businesses have social media policies prohibiting this behaviour. (And if they haven’t got one yet …

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Turbulent me

I crouch, unsteady. The asymmetrical sandstone slab I’m on overlooks the seething ocean. The wind has scared away the joggers and tourists…even scared away the seagulls. I venture out onto the headland. Lured by the sense of danger I creep slowly out towards the edge oblivious to the nearby beaches and populous coastline. Today, the …

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