Small is also a size

Posted on 12. Jan, 2014 by in Balance, Constructive living

The recent festive season with its multitude of small and big gifts reminded me of a roommate’s story. Jan always longed for a Mont Blanc pen. After an excellent business month he went to buy himself his celebration gift. After a thorough selection process (he’s a bit of a pain on detail) he asked for […]

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Imperfection is cool

Posted on 17. Nov, 2013 by in Balance, Constructive living, Leaders toolbox, Leadership, Re invent

Do you also think everything has to be perfect? I understand the Japanese are known to strive for perfection.  It’s therefore apt that the concept of Wabi Sabi originated there. Wabi Sabi is the art of appreciation of imperfection; recognising and appreciating the story behind the scratch on the bumper, the vase that has been repaired, […]

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A little nip and prune…for a better yield

Posted on 05. Nov, 2013 by in Balance, Constructive living, Leaders toolbox, Leadership

I’m not a gardener and definitely do not have green fingers but pruning makes so much sense to me. Have you noticed how, just as you get too confident, life has a way of putting you back in your box? That near accident, the unexpected criticism from someone close or losing something you are very […]

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The pendulum effect

Posted on 27. Oct, 2013 by in Balance, Constructive living, Leadership

Imagine your grandmother’s old clock on the wall in the dining room. Stately, rich in memories with many carefully choreographed working parts.  The one that goes tick-tock and chimes every hour. There is a natural rhythm for most things in life. Once a business is up and running, a concept established, a car bought, a […]

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The Tango of the two T’s

Posted on 18. May, 2013 by in Balance, Constructive living, Leadership

The Tango is a most sensuous of dances. Well executed it is amazing to watch. To see the smooth inter action between two parties. You cannot Tango alone. You need to be practised, intertwined, trusting, creative, passionate and above all, in sync. Now for the two T’s. Transactions makes the world work. I have a bit […]

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How best does the rubber hit the road… or leadership?

Posted on 10. May, 2013 by in Balance, Leadership

It would have been easy if it was either or that makes the world go round. Alas, it is a bit of both. The following analogy has served me well to describe the difference and synergy between management and leadership. Management to me is like a rear wheel drive car. Rear wheel drive pushes the […]

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