The smell of the place

I remember in 2004 listening to a talk by Professor Sunantra Ghoshal about organisational culture. When speaking about revitalising people in the workplace and how effective it is to do so. He argues that people will be revitalised and optimised when working within a culture that supports growth, motivation, collaboration, and innovation. He describes it […]

Eat the cake

Over the past while and over several articles I have spoken about time, gratitude and when I coach, I focus a lot on the present moment and what magic can be found in the now. I find mindfulness an important practice and love the teachings of meditation and being in the moment. Its all great. This […]

Want to lead? SERVE!

Service leadership is a leadership philosophy in which the main goal of the leader is to serve. This is different from traditional leadership where the leader’s main focus is the thriving of their company or organizations. A Servant Leader shares power, puts the needs of the employees first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. Servant […]


“Co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work lives, our personal lives–and even our sex lives in this New York Times bestseller” – The Sleep Revolution Why is sleep so important and how […]

Let the music play

Nothing can be ignored, it would be ignorant and naive of me to think for a millisecond that we can all just go about our lives as if there is not a huge pandemic upon us and the world is falling apart. With stress and anxiety, not to mention the huge injustices which caused the […]

Please do not touch!

This new norm, these elbow hugs, the foot bumps, the Zoom meetings, the pressure of smiling and giving off even more energy. People say that when one sense is dulled the others are heightened. I am finding it hard in these lockdown times. I miss touch. YES touch, not in any other way but I […]

Do you have time to read this?

“It’s astounding, TIME is fleeting, madness takes control, but listen closely, not for very much longer, I’ve got to keep control”. – Rocky Horror Picture show “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date” – the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. “Time is on my side, yes, it is” – The rolling stones My little bit […]

All Up in the Air

I have a marketing consultancy helping me to get my brand out there, and recognised and relevant and showcased and <insert other marketing lingo here>. I called my Dragon (the company is called Dragon Consulting), so she would be flattered and not insulted, she also has a thing for dragons, and told her that I am […]

Apples & Oranges

Wikipedia describes this adage as “A comparison of apples and oranges occurs when two items or groups of items are compared that cannot be practically compared. The idiom, comparing apples and oranges, refers to the apparent differences between items which are popularly thought to be incomparable or incommensurable, such as apples and oranges” All good if […]

How to become a superhero – a mortal’s guide

How to become a superhero – a mortal’s guide I love superheroes, the idea that a human can fly or become invisible or smash a building in a single blow. I am intrigued by the marvel and DC universe and their portrayal of these superhumans and their “powers and abilities.” In my family we have allocated […]