Your emotions are your choice

None of my beliefs are likely to evoke as much dispute as this one… your emotions are your choice. Without fail people tell me that their emotions are ‘beyond their control’, that they should ‘let them happen naturally and not disturb them’ and you never know what external situations will prevail to change your emotional state. Now, the caveat I have …

The system or the people?

I’m angry. What’s she raving about now you may ask? It’s something that’s been bugging me for a while.  A long while. I’ll let you in. As you may know I have a keen interest in adding value to government initiatives that have been designed to make the lives of everyday people better.  I’ve been involved in Work for the Dole …

Who am I as a leader?

Whether you are leading a family, a team, a community or your own life working out WHO you are as a leader in life can certainly take you out of your comfort zone. I had an interesting conundrum this week which took me back to my values as a leader. For the second year in a row in the month …

Plan your way out of the fog

It’s that weird time of the year between the festie season and Australia day, the time when a good percentage of the population are still on holidays (we won’t talk about them), kids aren’t back at school yet, the days are still long and balmy and it kind of feels like holidays but secretly we know it’s time to get …

Stop planning, start doing.

If I could distill just one thing from over 12 years consulting for communities it’s this; People in any community, no matter how disadvantaged already know how they want to live their lives. And that’s hard for an ‘expert’ to chew on.  Because we are paid to have the great ideas, right? One of the things that always irked me in …

A resolution that sticks

Which best describes your approach to new year’s resolutions? 1. I’m a master – I set the challenge and follow through knowing it’s an excellent way to create change 2. I usually fall off the wagon around 3 January 3. Who are you kidding, I couldn’t even be bothered setting one 4. I waiver between all of the above.  Depends …

15 weeks of leadership lessons

Over the past 15 weeks I’ve been compiling much content about leadership in action.  There’s been interviews with leaders in business, conversations with people who I consider to be leaders in life, deep reflection of my own practice, much reading and ultimately regurgitation via our weekly FLYING PIGS AT NUMBER 20 post. This week I thought I’d do something a …

#15 Flying Pigs at Number 20

Week 15 of posts to inspire you through the week. Copy the format, engage in the content, learn and grow. We are all on a journey, why not make it a conscious one.  Below:  Leadership, What Matters, Community, Work/Life balance and The Week Ahead.  But first… I’ve been thinking a lot about CHANGE, in particular leading in times of change …

Boost your local economy

Wayne Lowe is the Business Development Manager for Nambucca Shire Council which is located in the Mid North Coast of NSW. Join us from the comfort of your office on Wednesday 11 November (10am-11am) to learn how Wayne has created employment and business opportunities in an environment which has pockets of extreme disadvantage. From establishing manufacturing clusters to reinvigorating local …

#14 Flying Pigs at Number 20

Week 14 of posts to inspire you through the week. Copy the format, engage in the content, learn and grow. We are all on a journey, why not make it a conscious one.  Below:  Leadership, What Matters, Community, Work/Life balance and The Week Ahead.  But first… Don’t wait for time. Make it. Don’t wait for love. Feel it. Don’t wait …