Summit Thoughts

How will you build a multi-dimensional 2015?

How will you build a multi-dimensional 2015?

Have you ever attended social gatherings when you get asked questions on what you do for a living? I have attended quite a few of those and often find three types of respondents. The first include those who dismiss the question with a one worded response and then change the topic. The second type reflect the kind who would eagerly talk about what they do for a living and spend the entire time talking about what they do and manipulate ...

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Reflecting about death helps us to be more present

Reflecting about death helps us to be more present

The horrific hostage-taking event in Sydney last week has left me shaken. It was too close to home as I frequent Martin Place a few times a week because one of our major corporate offices where I hold meetings several times a week is just in front of the café where it all happened. In fact, we even hold informal meetings in that café with our stakeholders. A haunting thought has left me (and some colleagues) – it could have ...

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On the joys of seeking balance

On the joys of seeking balance

Whilst it may not be over yet, 2014 has turned out to be one of the most challenging years ever as I had to deal with multi-dimensional personal and professional issues. I had to learn to let go and make choices based on my values. Letting go was tough because I had to learn to focus my emotional and intellectual energy on what matters most and even more difficult was releasing my expectations that things will turn out the way ...

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Embracing Transitions

Embracing Transitions

I have been back in Sydney for 2.5 weeks and at work for two weeks. The adjustment period went quite smoothly and I am glad to be back. I have also observed how I have managed to consolidate what I have learned over the past year and my perspectives on a number of things have definitely changed. I have read four books since I returned and one of these is about transitions written by William Bridges. The book notes that ...

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What I have learned as a full-time carer

What I have learned as a full-time carer

I have been on leave from work for four weeks to act as a carer for my father who is recovering from an illness. I was admittedly scared at the start of this journey because I did not know what to expect. My recent short trip to the USA helped me to appreciate the value of focusing on the moment to enjoy the experience and people more fully. Another reason why I hesitated is because I had no plans or ...

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