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Over the past few months I have been working with two directors of a large and very successful organisation who jointly head one of the organisation’s highest performing departments. My intervention with them started in a mediation which focused on assisting them to deal with...

Last week I facilitated a team alignment session for what’s called an EPCM (Engineering Project and Construction Management) company which has been contracted to build a mine for a Chinese client in Namibia. ...

Language, listening, loving, living and learning: strong stand alone words which hold equal measure of challenge and opportunity; and words which have woven together to form the main threads of my 2014 tapestry....

In the past couple of weeks, I have been exposed to two small things, but two small things that made a big impact on me. The first was a small person and the second was (what may be referred to by movie critics as) a...

I have just returned from Francistown in Botswana where I conducted mutual gains negotiation training for union and management negotiators of a large mine. It is a course I have trained in many different countries on a number of continents, yet peoples’ traditional approaches to...

Being the time of the year that it is, it seems appropriate to think a little bit about gifts. I’m thinking not so much about the giving of gifts to others but rather the gifts we are given and how we deal with them. Do...

As I wrote in my previous blog, I recently walked on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Of the 450 kms I walked on a route called the Via de la Plata, more than half were on the same paths I had walked the previous...

On my second day of walking on the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrim path to Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in north west Spain, I had some real challenges with my backpack which was very full. The issue was not so much about the...

In a previous piece called ‘Acclimatising for Life’, I talked about a book that I had read recently about a mountain climbing cyclist[1] and I said there were two things that struck me about his description of the process of summiting Denali....