Busting the myth on being busy before Christmas

We’re always busy. Chronically busy, super busy and stupid busy. If we weren’t, we’d be considered lazy, obsolete or simply not ‘in business’. In fact, there no longer exists a time our calendar tells us we’re un-busy. And given we’re smack in the middle of ‘the silly season’, everyone’s already bemoaning the fact they’re ‘flat … Read more

Why instant gratification is a dangerous addiction

Confucius said we learn wisdom in three ways – by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest. In this instant age there’s a tendency to go straight to experience, bypassing reflection and imitation which is perceived ‘perfect’, like the perfect selfie, dress, look or … Read more

Leadership: live it, love it or leave it alone

The age old question asks whether leaders are born or made. And somehow, we never get tired of asking it or seeking the answer. Truth is that perhaps both options are true. In my view most people in leadership positions can develop leadership skills like communication, presence, EQ etc but that won’t always make them … Read more

Audacious Presenters

It comes as no surprise that most audiences are intolerant of fluffy presentations overloaded with boring and poorly styled PowerPoint slides that make the audience go ‘So what’. It will also be no surprise that today’s audiences – irrespective of age, gender, or culture  will check out of the room long before they physically leave … Read more