Wobble.

  Kevin McCloud was taking his own risk in seeking to understand others who had taken an even bigger one.   Following a crazy-eyed ex-pat Brit he was staying with, out into the wilds of southern Belize, at 1.30am.  Watching a farmer butcher a cow under cover of darkness, all to avoid the scrutiny of…

Flow.

Prologue.  I sat in the cinema on Saturday, having promised myself for 8 weeks that I would get to see The Hateful Eight in 70mm splendour.  In the midst of all sorts of calls upon my time, I’ve reluctantly put a few things to the side lately (including my blog).  So being there, now, was…

Postcard.

“You wait too long to play your cards…it’s only time before you lose the things that meant the most to you…” “Help Yourself”, Postcards (Album), Sparkadia, 2008. Postcards are still cool. And there is nothing cooler than getting a postcard from yourself that took 3 weeks to get to you from whatever far-flung corner of…

Youth.

  About youth, amazing skill, high value, future pathways and a very collaborative conference coming up. Friday. The end of a week where the emotion had drained out of me by about Monday afternoon. I’d blogged about mental health (and my own battles) on Sunday night, and had walked into work ashen-faced Monday morning. By…

Mental.

“Black seeks black. Ooohh, blacker, ooohh, blacker…” ‘Ms’, An Awesome Wave (album), Alt-J, 2012. I see, I listen.   On Monday morning of this week I was listening to the radio. The ABC (Australia’s public broadcaster) was kicking off its coverage of mental health week. With his trademark sardonic humour, the host Red Symons introduced…

HIKE.

“6.5 out of 10.” Such was my answer to the question ‘how do you think it went?’. The ‘it’ being a massive gathering of people coming together to solve a problem. This event had been in the works for 3 or 4 months. A sleeper problem – one I had only peripheral knowledge of up…

Hello.

This post is the first in a series on social learning, and focuses on the pure experience. Not fleeing, nor invading, just running late… For a handful of days a year, the Melbourne winter actually gets as cold as what it typically looks like outside. On Wednesday evening I found myself bolting across the soulless Docklands…

No.

No. “Taking on responsibility knowing it will wear you down; freedom is a possibility only if you are able to say no.” – 1517, Rules (Album), Whitest Boy Alive, 2009. That song came up on shuffle this morning.  I have a cracking headache.  I woke up with it. I joined my current team 12 months…

Story.

“Never start a dance without the story in mind first.” – Rudolph Nureyev Storytelling as a communication plan. Where I work, our new CEO has been in place for a year. One of the changes he insisted on was to not have the traditional communications channels used to launch our new enterprise values. What happened…