Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Sorry for not laughing

I don’t know about you but I haven’t laughed for a really long time. Obviously I don’t mean a little chuckle while watching TV or reading something mildly amusing. Or Even the polite laugh one makes from a mildly funny joke told by a friend. No I mean, serious laughter; tears rolling down my face kind of laughter. That hasn't happened in a long while. There were times, many years ago, that a friend of mine and I could make each other laugh so much that we had to go into separate rooms because the pain of laughter was so [...]

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Sleeping on the job

I have not been sleeping too well recently. For whatever reason I find myself waking up in the early hours, mentally composing the emails that I didn’t get the time to write the day before. I polish them over and over again in my head, like pieces of antique silver, until they’re perfect. I know my doctor would tell me “it’s stress” and he’s probably right. Bur maybe it’s because my brain just wants to be creatively active in the early hours and why shouldn’t it be?  I mean, if I get up and do a few hours before breakfast [...]

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Don’t tell me it can’t be done!

There was once a time when, apparently, I was referred to as the ‘Duracell’ director because I never gave up. Today, twenty four years later there are still those that see me in a similar way.  In truth I sometimes feel that my batteries need re-charging more frequently than they used to but that’s another story! So it should come as no surprise that I am passionate about the importance of not giving up when there is an important job to do, no matter how tough it is. A perfect example of ‘don’t tell me it can’t be done’ is [...]

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What is the purpose of your authority?

No matter whether you are a ‘C’ level executive, parent, or teacher, charity worker or religious leader or in fact anyone in authority, I believe there is a valid question that we should ask ourselves from time to time: What is the purpose of our authority? What is really expected of us and how will we be judged at the end of our assignment? For an end will come as sure as night follows day. You see them from time to time, people with a strong sense of purpose. They seem to be running on a different fuel from those [...]

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