What are you thankful for?  As we lead up to the last month of the year, it can be easy for us to get swamped with emails, distracted with technology, and busy trying to keep our heads above water.  You often hear people remind themselves, “If I can just get to the Christmas break, everything will be fine.” In the US, Thanksgiving is a holiday that allows many people to have a mini break and
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The More You Give – The More You Get I live on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and as it is now spring, the beaches are open and I had my first day of surf life-saving patrol.  This involves getting the rescue equipment ready and in position to be used if a swimmer gets into trouble in one of the many ocean rips that are found across South Curl Curl beach.I was fortunate to have both
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Did You Make Fathers Day Breakfast? Our children’s school has a wonderful tradition every year of the kids and helpers making breakfast the Friday before Father’s (or Mother’s Day).  Yes, it meant getting up a little earlier to get the kids to the school by 7.30am however it was well worth it.  As they made a little presentation I looked around and noticed how close the fathers and their sons were to one another.  Many of them had
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We have all heard this saying before so it is nothing new.  What I am always surprised to notice is how easy it is for leaders to forget about it.I remember attending a team meeting where the Manager was going through the results of the last quarter with his sales team.  They had a brilliant quarter and they had smashed their targets by almost 15%.  When the Manager talked about the latest targets he just said a good job to
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I recently was working with a client discussing an issue that they were having with internal politics inside their organisation.  When described what was occurring it was very clear that a number of the Senior Leaders were playing the “old school” game of trying to keep information from others.  When the client analysed why they were doing this they realised that these leaders were brought up in the age of the 1980’s & 1990’s and have the
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