My attention is always caught by creativity; because it’s a great springboard to unusual ways of thinking & problem solving. This cab driver’s sign is a great example & got me thinking. What do you carry? The things we carry tell stories. They serve up memories from … [Read more...] about What do you carry (11 cabbages & a grudge against your father for never coming back?)
Police, secret service agents & FBI are everywhere. And those are only the ones I can see. I wonder how many snipers are stationed out of sight. Roads are blocked with huge cement bomb blast protectors. Traffic is cordoned off & diverted, while the streets are a colourful riot of every skin … [Read more...] about Police, secret service agents & FBI are everywhere.
Sometimes, if you're lucky, your path merges with individuals who make you think, bring a smile to your face, a warmth to your heart & inspire you to action. Juozas Cernius & Anita Vizsy are two such folks. They're in East Africa to document Canadians doing good work. It's part of a … [Read more...] about The HUMANitarians project; Juozas & Anita make me proud to be a Canadian
After a long, challenging year where one of my kids wasn't invited back from one school year to the next (an almost straight A student & class president) I've spent a lot of time thinking about formal education. Some schools teach the above. So do some trainers. Authority, compliance & … [Read more...] about What does school really teach children?
This month's Rock.Paper.Scissors e-newsletter focuses on what Emmanuel Jal, international hip-hop star & former child soldier had to say when I sat down with him. Read the entire issue here. Not on the monthly e-newsletter mailing list? Sign up for free here. Emmanuel Jal. If he’s not on … [Read more...] about The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: resources related to Emmanuel Jal, former child soldier
December is about to bid farewell & with that, usher in a new year. If you didn't catch all the posts this month simply usher yourself down to the well & click as you wish. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. … [Read more...] about Training & development learning well December blog post round up
I sold my soul. I sold my soul in New York City. I'm still selling my soul. I will always sell my soul. Perspective. It's a tricky thing. It's an intriguing thing. It can be a brick wall or a wide open window. The number one hit on 'selling your soul' is selling your soul to Satan- a how to … [Read more...] about I'm selling my soul, are you?
Skip to the loo - why public toilets matter is a fascinating article by Michael Harris in the Walrus magazine. Have you ever been caught needing to use a public toilet and yet not being able to find one? Ever talked your way into a restaurant bathroom, in a restaurant that you weren't eating in, … [Read more...] about Perspective on public peeing – are public toilets a gift? (& other issues of access & inclusion)
Recently I co-hosted AIESEC's Youth to Business Forum where 500 delegates came from 110 countries to engage, inspire and take action on three tracks: innovation, corporate responsibility and leadership. That's my co-host Krishnan Ananthakrishnan, from UNHABITAT, and I above. It was a real honour … [Read more...] about Chris Weeks, DHL's Director of Humanitarian Affairs, on corporate responsibility