As we approach the week of Christmas, the excitement starts to increase as people look forward to spending time with family, friends and away from work. It’s as if we heave a collective sigh of relief that we have once again made it through another working year. So are you spreading the Christmas spirit? As we get into the Christmas madness it is important to take the time to spread kindness and goodness to others. When you are
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We have finally reached the middle of December. The last month of the year and everyone is busily trying to get everything completed before the holiday season and some time off. The number of meeting requests has increased and the number of projects that need to be completed has now reached breakneck speed.   People are starting to show the strain and in a number of discussions with leaders, they are noticing the pressure and the increase in
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It’s started… the race towards Christmas. This is the time of year when you try to cram every little thing in before the holiday break. Home is usually busy with school events (end of year dance concerts, Christmas carols and everything in between!) and the mad rush to get a tree and pick out whom you are buying presents for.    At work, people reach a sprinting pace. I spoke with a client recently who was putting in massive
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In the US Thanksgiving is a massive holiday. Yes, it has the common American commercialisation (who doesn’t love a Black Friday Sales!) but at its core, it is about something much deeper. When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was about spending time with family and the people you loved and taking the time to reflect on what you were truly thankful for. I think that it is a wonderful ritual that we should do more often.   If
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Wow – another challenging week. I had finished some US client work and was visiting my parents when my father’s health significantly declined (he had been fighting liver cancer for 2 years). I was lucky to be with him and my mother to the end.   When someone is facing death you never know how they will be. Although he loved life, as he neared the end my father was incredible. He would joke around with the
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