The Power of Difficult Conversations

The Power of Difficult Conversations

My mom has a favourite saying when it comes to conflict:” Do you want to be RIGHT, or do you want to live in Harmony?” She says that because she hates conflict and heated arguments. She says this because she’d rather NOT get her way than arguing with someone. On the...
The Game of Life

The Game of Life

“Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game. It is a game however which cannot be played successfully, without the knowledge of spiritual law.” This is how Florence Scovel Shinn starts her book with the same title as this article. We all...
Starting without Experience

Starting without Experience

About six years ago, one evening, I was working late after tucking my boys to bed. At that time they were aged 5 and 10 and were sharing a bedroom right next door from my study. Mikal the eldest slept on the top of their bunk bed, and Luan at the bottom. “Dad, did you...
Living and Leading with Balance

Living and Leading with Balance

Like so many principles discovered in my life, the latest reminder came during one of my morning runs in nature. If you have ever physically stretched beyond your existing level of fitness, be it because of exercise, work or an unplanned activity; you would have...
Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons

His name is Jack. He is a 7-year-old Boerbador. I’m not even sure if there is an actual breed like that, but that is my name for it. He is a cross between the powerful South African Boerboel and the well known, lovely natured Labrador. In my opinion, he was lucky to...