When you hear the word success what do you immediately think of? Wealth, status or fame? I suppose the most common is the trappings of wealth or recognition from peers but this is purely external. Success, at least the monetary kind, and happiness do not always go hand in hand. For numerous reasons. Often individuals … Continue reading Success – what does it mean?
A/N - I' m delighted to have Bob McInnis as my very first guest blogger. Right – wrong: is it a matter of perspective? While I believe there are some absolutes, I am less certain about a lot of things. I read voraciously, listen attentively, think deeply, reflect and synthesize. The condensed product bears a … Continue reading Being True to Yourself Series – Part 3. Right – wrong: is it a matter of perspective?
Do you remember wondering what you would like to do during your late teens and early twenties? When I was making the transition from educational life to working life, I was keenly interested in career options and in hearing about others’ experiences – particularly if they were in a field I was considering. It’s occurred … Continue reading An Interview with a Ghost
What a whirlwind it’s been the last six weeks. Whizzing back and forth across time zones between Australia and Europe meant no time to get really settled in properly at home. It’s great to finally be back home this last week with my feet back under my own desk. All my own bits and pieces … Continue reading Back at my own desk – finally!
I suspect that each of us can fondly remember our best coaches and mentors. Why? Because they have shaped our lives and influenced the development of our personality. We may not have recognized that at the time, but with hindsight it is easy to look back and recollect them. But are coaches and mentors the … Continue reading A coach or a mentor?
Responsibility. The word is loaded with connotations. There are so many ways that we can view them, and there are so many different types of responsibility. Sometimes people look at responsibilities as a burden. I choose to take a different perspective. I look at them as a gift. You might well be saying to yourself, … Continue reading Being True to Yourself – Part 2 – Responsibility
The Being True to Yourself Series, is a result of personal observations and experiences. Authentic means being true to who you are. Genuine. It means not allowing a spin doctor, campaign manager, copywriter or another well-meaning advisor to change your way of speaking or behaving. Certainly there is a need to gain poise and polish, … Continue reading Being True to Yourself – Part 1 – Authenticity
In Australia, July 1st marks the start of a new financial year. For most businesses, regardless of size, the precursor to this is a period of frenzied activity. Wrapping up the old financial year and preparing for the new: creating new strategies, setting and taking new directions, evaluating the past year’s performance success factors and … Continue reading My next steps
Whilst I have enjoyed every moment of being in Europe and have loved teaching, mentoring and coaching, it is time to return to Australia – at least for a while. I have cherished being in my little apartment and not having to worry about anything except myself and meeting a few deadlines. Well, OK, more … Continue reading My European interlude is coming to a close