Wherever you go you will often hear versions of: “the world is in one big mess”. And that is exactly where you and I can step in as leaders, as difference makers and distributors of hope. Continue reading Celebrate what’s good!
It is interesting how we are conditioned and programmed to use words and concepts that can cause us a lot of harm and pain. Some of that is just primitive human nature. One of the primitive words most toddlers learn to use quite early is “mine!”. To them their toys, sweets, clothes are extensions of themselves. When you touch that, you touch them.
Recently I was asked to work with a group of agents (crop solution specialists) in the agriculture sector. They are all from the Southern Cape where farmers, their clients, in some areas are now going through the third or fourth dry season. Some farmers have even committed suicide, others are very depressed, and most of them are struggling. My mandate was (1) to motivate these agents who struggle to stay positive while trying to give hope and courage to their clients, and (2) to give them “tools” to help themselves and their clients. Continue reading Freedom from Toxic Ownership
Have you also at times (even now) felt that your life is fragmented and that you struggle to find the so called “balance” between so many good things? Everything contends for your time, and some even try to convince you that they should be at the center stage. I mean, there can be your work or business, family, community, sport and recreation, friends, self-development and studies. Then school and church might also call for attention. And if you dare to put Facebook, Instagram, Emails and WhatsApp in the mix (because people connections matter), it feels like a wild storm from Monday to Monday. Even teenagers struggle nowadays, going to bed later and later. Continue reading From Fragmentation to Integration
“The army is on the streets of Cape Town!” “And every week between 40 and 60 people are murdered not too far from your house.” These were the facts that confronted Capetonians end of July 2019. Our City a war zone? It’s unbelievable and yet somewhat true! Continue reading Can broken communities heal and change?
Day one of the 2019 Wimbledon grand slam tournament started with a “bang”. Not only did some of the top ranking players (Osaka, Zverev, Tsitsipas) lose their games, but a 15 year old girl, the youngest player ever to qualify for Wimbledon, managed to beat the 5 time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams, in two sets. Continue reading Your competitive advantage?