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 …

5 steps to the personal development program for you

In a world where we are being bombarded with suggestions that we need to change, grow, be better, feel more, connect, make more, do more, earn more, be more, breathe, eat better, drink less, exercise more, choose the right colours to wear, sit our furniture in the correct position, automate more and slow down to connect better – ARGH ! …

#13 Flying Pigs at Number 20

Week 13 of posts to inspire leaders of change 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… Not quite poetry this week, but some inspiring words for you all …

Missing city life?

So this is lunch today.  A hipster inner city Sydney cafe.  A plate of grainy looking things I can’t pronounce (and won’t even try to spell) sitting on my plate, a skull shaped mug of ginger and pineapple juice to sooth the combination of a bumpy pencil plane ride and a few too many chardy’s last night.  Enjoying the free …