Pareto has a plan for 2014

Posted on 10. Jan, 2014 by in Constructive living, Leadership, Re invent, Trends

I prefer the concept of “focus areas” to “resolutions”. To me, it is more about creating or tweaking a trend, than achieving a series of goals. Pareto’s 80/20 principle springs to mind. What are the few small changes in habits and routines you can make (20%) that will have the best impact (80%) on your  wellbeing […]

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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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Switch on and tune in

Posted on 12. Oct, 2013 by in Constructive living, Leaders toolbox, Leadership

Isn’t it amazing what the airwaves carry. And then there is you. It started with a radio and now virtually any device is connected and the range of entertainment, education and knowledge out there has never been more. How connected are you? Anything you need is out there, you just have to turn the knob […]

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We can do it, if you have my back

Posted on 07. Oct, 2013 by in Leaders toolbox, Leadership

I’m proud to feature my first guest post, by Nadia Viljoen. Trust is the currency of leadership. If I don’t trust you, I might still do what you ask of me, but you are my manager, not my leader. If you are my leader I will follow you, even when I do not understand the […]

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