On expectations

On expectations

The expectations we have in our personal and professional relationships can often become the source of conflict and discontent. We may ‘expect’ things from other people and when these expectations are not met, we are disappointed. Understanding...
Integrating the past

Integrating the past

The desire to set objectives, design strategies and move forward is a familiar feature of modern living. From personal initiatives to organisational targets, the focus is very much on the future. The past is so often forgotten or brushed over because our sights are...
The duality of knowing

The duality of knowing

There is a big difference between theory and practice. Words and action. Regurgitating from memory and deep understanding. How we “know” things matters. Rationally and intellectually appreciating something is not the same as deep knowing with every fabric...
Just because it’s offered

Just because it’s offered

I was on the London underground this afternoon and noticed how so many people read unsavoury tabloid newspapers just because they are handed out free.  It made me think of how we can so easily lapse into passivity in different areas in our lives. We don’t always...
The perfect way to say thank you is..

The perfect way to say thank you is..

I noticed those words on a sign as I walked past a gift shop earlier today and it made me think. The perfect way to say “thank you” is to just say “thank you”. And, mean it. Gestures and gifts are a wonderful way of showing someone that we care...
Is it a smoke screen?

Is it a smoke screen?

The use of distractions and diversion tactics is unfortunately common place in politics and in business. Designed to disguise what is really going on, such smoke screens aim to deceive and mislead. While it is one thing to be misled by politicians and unscrupulous...