110. How do you give and receive feedback?

What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘feedback’?  When was the last time you can remember receiving feedback where your response was, ‘that was very helpful’? And when was the last time you were affirmed by someone who was receiving feedback from you?  For many of us, we have to think very Read more about 110. How do you give and receive feedback?[…]

109. Do you have conversations on purpose?

There are all kinds of statistics given how women talk three times as much as men but actually there is nothing substantial to back them up.  The reality is that men & women probably talk as much as each other if they are extrovert and if they are introvert, they don’t talk as much!     Read more about 109. Do you have conversations on purpose?[…]

108. Can you drink the cup?

I have read this little book by Henri Nouwen several times now and I think it will be one of those books regularly taken out of the bookshelf for a recap.  It’s a book about the story of our lives.  Our lives are made up of a mixture of both joy and sorrow, although if Read more about 108. Can you drink the cup?[…]

107. How is technology impacting your life?

When was the last time you assessed the impact of technology in your life? My mum is 95 years old and has never been good with technology.  She has never driven a car, never watched a video, never sent a text or opened a website, never held a smart phone or even know what an Read more about 107. How is technology impacting your life?[…]

106. How do you create habits?

I was watching a TV show the other day where a doctor wasn’t allowing a patient to go through a cultural ritual and as a result, she was very anxious and uptight.  After this incident, the doctor’s partner caught the doctor going through his own ritual in getting ready for a surgery – a certain Read more about 106. How do you create habits?[…]

105. How do you spot leadership potential?

The bible suggests that the state of a nation is influenced strongly by the leaders it puts in place.  When Israel installed a good king, the nation was prosperous and flourished.  When a bad king took over, the nation went downhill. We see the results of good and bad leaders in our families, teams, bases Read more about 105. How do you spot leadership potential?[…]

104. How do you deal with distractions?

I opened my computer to book a flight yesterday and an hour later, I had read some emails, paid my visa bill, journaled a few thoughts but not booked the flight!  How does that happen?  How many times are you on route to do something but never actually get there? Do you find you get Read more about 104. How do you deal with distractions?[…]

103.How healthy are your emotions?

They always ask the question – who’s a good boy, never how’s the good boy! I had to smile as I saw this meme.  It made me realise how often we don’t pick up on the emotional needs of one another. A question that Peter Scazzero asks in his book, ‘Emotionally healthy spirituality’ is this: Read more about 103.How healthy are your emotions?[…]

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102. Is your leadership characterised by mercy and peace?

      Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men! Luke 2:14 Have salt among yourselves and be at peace with each other.” Mark 9:50 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  John 14:27 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.  Blessed are Read more about 102. Is your leadership characterised by mercy and peace?[…]

101. What’s been happening this year?

For many years now, going back as far as I can remember, we have had a custom of spending some time in debriefing at the end of each year.  We have created or borrowed a different approach each year to keep it alive and interesting.  We have also added times of contemplation and the use Read more about 101. What’s been happening this year?[…]

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