Acceptance is not about inaction

Acceptance is not about inaction

Acceptance is one of those things that is often grossly misunderstood in popular culture. Many confuse acceptance with inaction or defeatism, with rolling over and playing nice. The truth is that it is in fact the opposite. In the deepest and fullest sense of the...
On being happy

On being happy

How to be happy consists mostly of saying “no” to a great many things. Things that make unnecessary demands on your time and on your life. Why is this so important? The complexity of modern life, as measured by the sheer volume, scale and pace of activity...
A meditation on leadership

A meditation on leadership

“What is true leadership?” is a question I have struggled with for many years. And, the more that I reflected on it, the more difficult it seemed to put my finger on what it actually is.I have always known what true leadership is not. How fake ideas of leadership...
It’s usually not just one thing

It’s usually not just one thing

When faced with something that needs explaining, it’s very tempting to search for that one cause that is the answer. That one person you can blame or praise — the hero or villain. Things are rarely that simple, particularly when human beings are involved. And...
A better discourse

A better discourse

At a time when soundbites and dumbed down messages are the norm, taking shortcuts becomes very tempting. Rather than look deeper, you might settle for skimming the surface. Rather than present a nuanced view, you might find it easier to provide a less accurate...
Enabling high functioning teams

Enabling high functioning teams

What makes high functioning teams? To answer this question, we first need to recognise what we are dealing with at a very basic level — human beings who have come together from varied walks of life to form a relationship system. A system of interacting and...