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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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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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A Distinct Lack of Interest – Some Days Are Like That!!!

Yes, I am having one of those days… Our daughter has been at her grandmother’s for the last month preparing the final touches to the props she has developed for the movie she is working on, which starts filming at the end of May. She is the head of production on Before Dawn, and her […]

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Sometimes Leadership is Just About Being There…

Have you ever thought about what it means to just be there and lead? I spent the recent weekend in lockdown due to a little COVID outbreak. During this time, a colleague of mine was having an extremely difficult time in the district they manage outside the lockdown zone. Although people in these communities had […]

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Deja vu – In Lockdown Again

Just letting you know that where I am, my family and I are once again in a lockdown, this time for three days from midnight tonight. Our previous lockdown was three months ago. I had almost finished a couple of posts to make up for my tardiness of late, but they might need to wait […]

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Inspirational Reading – Covid’s Unexpected Side Effect: It Made Them Better Leaders

In the latest newsletter from American Express Business Class, I came across a link to an article by Lindsay Blakely, a writer for Inc: Synopsis A brush with the brutal virus brought fear, gratitude, and clarity to these business owners Running a business while recovering from Covid is no easy task. For some owners it […]

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What A Beautiful World (IGY) – Donald Fagan

One of my favourite bands is Steely Dan. Founding member Donald Fagan had a hit with IGY or what is also known as What A Beautiful World (from the Nightfly Album, which is considered one of pop music’s sneakiest masterpieces). Some say it’s a satirical take on the future of the world proposed by scientists […]

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The Future of Work – The Top Skills Required for 2022 Onwards – Being Creative

The World Economic Forum’s most recent report The Future of Jobs Report 2020 states: “We estimate that by 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in the division of labour between humans and machines, while 97 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted to the new division of labour between […]

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Hard Lockdown One Day, Raging Bushfire the Next

When I got up this morning (3:30AM), there was the strong smell of smoke. I thought nothing further of it, other than it was quite a bit stronger than usual when there is a fire. Afterall, we have lived in rural and remote Australia, where it is quite common for bushfires to be literally on […]

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