Category Archives: Mindfulness

R U OK?

Thursday September 10 is R U OK? Day, This is the day that R U OK? is calling on Australia to take the global lead in suicide prevention. How can we lead? By having regular meaningful conversations with people who … Continue reading

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How to get a job at Google – leadership skills first.

Run the idea of employment as a Googler past most young tech-savvy people these days and they look wistful. Look at the youtube video adverts of life at Google yourself and envy youth lost forever. There’s more to be learned from … Continue reading

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Come Walk With Me – just 10,000 steps a day

Have you heard of the 10,000 steps-a-day? It was new to me, but try living with a husband newly committed to weight loss and good health and you can’t avoid learning about these things. Why 10,000 steps a day? I … Continue reading

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Anzac Day

A fellow member of the Australian Facilitator’s Network [AFN] posed some challenging questions online recently,  about the preparations for the 100-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing in 2015, and I felt compelled to respond. He referred to the impending celebrations, citing … Continue reading

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More on Mindfulness

I’m only slowly learning about mindfulness. My path is littered with abandoned efforts to meditate – sitting rigid, desperately willing myself to forget the ideas swirling in my head, legs twitching. I must confess I put mindfulness in the same … Continue reading

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An unexpected, mindful respite

This morning I discovered two of our doves building a nest in the camellia tree right in front of my office window. I’ve never before watched birds building a nest and I’m so impressed – by their determination and intelligence. … Continue reading

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Discovering leadership potential

Have you heard the term ‘emergent leadership’? I came came across a newspaper article  this week, Thomas Friedman reporting an interview with Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google, who described the qualities Google looks for … Continue reading

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