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The Legacy of Greatness – Vale Bacchus

In the space of a day, last Friday, Australian sport and the cricketing world lost two giants of the game – Rod Marsh and Shane Warne. My story is about one of those legends – the colossus known as Bacchus! Rod Marsh aka Bacchus (Iron Gloves ) He loomed over my earliest cricket memories like […]

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When Leadership Fails A Champion – Or The Perception Your Time is Up

Those who follow the game of cricket will know of the terrible way in which Cricket Australia handled the demise of Justin Langer over the weekend just gone. The leaders of Australian Cricket let one of the game’s greats fall unceremoniously on his sword. Justin was a great player. Justin was also, until Saturday, Australian […]

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I Will Be On A Hiatus For A While 😊

I am not sure how long I will be away from the blog, but I thought I would make a post now to let you know that my focus has been elsewhere for a little while and it will continue to be for some time yet. Of course, I will keep reading the wonderful blogs […]

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Faster is Slower – Managing Impossible Deadlines

Here is something for you to think about: Pushing for an outcome right now, when you haven’t considered all the inputs, will lead to either a very messy and costly solution or even one with no outputs or outcome at all! Most of us are familiar with Aesop’s fables and one in particular regarding the […]

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The Grotto’s Reflection – A Nod To George

So I thought that while I was on a roll, I would share my next musical creation, which is a nod to George… My sister and brother in law flew in from Tasmania yesterday. We haven’t seen each other for quite sometime, so it is fabulous that we can get together during the time of […]

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A Short Interlude At Jasmine Falls – An Instrumental Piece by Me!

So, this afternoon I thought I would quickly put down a piece of music on SoundCloud (only about 100 years overdue, but you get that). This is the opening to an instrumental song I wrote on the guitar a long time ago. It’s not the best recording in the world, but I had fun. The […]

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The Tea Trolley Ladies – The Glue That Kept The Office Together

I thought I would take a trip down memory lane and tell a tale or two about the awesome tea ladies who helped keep the morale alive and kicking in the office… As I was waiting with my mum on Monday morning at the hospital, she said “gee, it would be good if the tea […]

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Everybody Loves A Good Comeback – You Too Can Rise From The Ashes

Watching Big Shot the previous Sunday, former NCAA Division I champion basketball coach Marvyn Korn (John Stamos) has these very words said to him by a good friend who is also a chief basketball scout: “Everybody loves a good comeback.” For anyone who has caught up with this show, the feelgood story on Disney+ is […]

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The Kindness Revolution – Hugh MacKay

Or how crises and catastrophes are the making of us in challenging times and the importance of why we (both you and me) need to show leadership in our communities from the ground up… As I was sitting in the reception room of our dentist last weekend, an interview with Hugh MacKay was unfolding on […]

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