I think, it depends how you look at it and what mindsets influence how you perceive the term and any words you might associate with it. I see it as a gift if it's not confused with social isolation or loneliness. These things are social withdrawal in its extreme form... and they're not always voluntary. … Continue reading Social withdrawal: Gift or punishment?
To truly master of the art of not being offended, we must be able to see that every statement, action and reaction of another human being is the sum result of THEIR total life experience to date. In other words, the majority of people in our world say and do what they do from their … Continue reading Learn the fine art of not being offended
I came across this wonderful article earlier today. It really resonated with me so I thought I'd share it - see the link at the bottom of the page. Like most people, I've experienced grief in my life. My Dad died when I was three. I left the country of my birth when I was … Continue reading Some things about grieving
Who do you learn from? And what are they teaching you? I love words - spoken and written. I enjoy authors who make me think. I collect the quotes that push my buttons or resonate with me. And think I muse of what I'm learning from them. Here are 13 lessons I've learnt - and … Continue reading 13 lessons from one man’s writings
Get to know yourself, get to know others, then follow the platinum rule: Treat people as THEY would like to be treated. Yes, your parents didn't get it completely right with their golden rule: Treat people as YOU would like to be treated. It's about THEM not you. The golden rule is only a guideline … Continue reading The platinum rule works better than the golden rule
The fourth industrial revolution is here. Are you ready? If we see our intelligence as one of our greatest strengths, especially at work, and artificial intelligence (AI) replaces that, then how will we remain relevant? For some this is scary; it should be if you're stuck in the rut of valuing your subject matter expertise … Continue reading As AI makes more decisions, the nature of leadership will change
Change is good. It's both unavoidable and necessary. But change isn't good when it's about changing others. It's frustrating. It's impossible. It's completely draining. We suffer when we try and change others (or circumstances beyond our control). All we can do is change ourselves. This is where our power lies. Be the change yourself and … Continue reading Be the change you want from others
It's people who make or break both reputations and profits. Hiring and people development practises matter. Values that are normalised by behaviour - wrong and right - matter too. A culture of integrity and ethical conduct isn't the words in a company's code of conduct; it's the sum of the behaviours of the individual employees and the collective.
Does your dating life - or just your life in general - feel like groundhog day (read: repetitive if you didn't watch the tedious 1993 movie)? Love, sex and dating are often venerated as 'the ultimate goal of life'. But how much of your quest for love is about avoiding being with yourself? Real love … Continue reading Searching for love can be about escaping yourself
Start seeing your identity as flexible and malleable. Don't fall into the trap of the fixed mindset by believing that 'this is just the way I am'. Don't see your identity as something rigid. Just because you’ve played a role in the past doesn’t mean you are married to that role. If your current context … Continue reading Reinvent your identity, turnback time and even hack your biology