This is part two of "To my white friends and colleagues." There is lots of regret going around regarding peeling back rampant, systemic racism. Which is good. And bad. It’s good because we are finally waking up to people of color’s horrible realities due to racism. It’s bad if regret … [Read more...] about To my white friends and colleagues part 2
My heart is cracking, my blood is churning and my sense of outrage is in overdrive. Here is a request for my white friends and colleagues to stand up for our friends of colour. We are in the mix and middle of a powerful time in history. Rage from historic racism and injustice has boiled … [Read more...] about To my white friends and colleagues
“How we make sense of the world, is in part based on how we make sense of ambiguity, that hazy space between ignorance and daily rituals,” says Jamie Holmes in his excellent book Nonsense: the Power of Not Knowing. Are you wondering how to put up with ambiguity? Then find through this simple mantra … [Read more...] about How to be okay when things are not okay
I’d gone from a balmy +30 degree Celsius at my home in Nairobi, Kenya to -20 in northern Sweden. My feet, covered only in thick socks, were warming beside a roaring fire. Later on I’d go to grab my boots to put them back on and find they were frozen to the thick reindeer pelts I was … [Read more...] about Learning how to learn from a traditional Sami reindeer herder
There’s a time to speak & a time to listen. There’s a time to reflect & a time to act Last week was for reflection. Today’s for action. Based on a traumatic incident I had while in the ICU, in the first of this 3 series post I talked about the power of praxis. Praxis is … [Read more...] about Hang out in your head & reflect, then get up off the couch & take action. Rinse. Repeat.
The C word. Have it & you’ve got a protective buffer against life’s many challenges. Lack it & every challenge, like a colleague’s careless cutting remarks, stings more than a scraped knee. Some people look like they’re oozing it, but often they’re only faking – like a … [Read more...] about The C word
Sit up, take notice & look back before looking forward to next month. 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 February blog post round up
Waaaaay back when, when I used to do leadership training with youth, we'd sometimes play a game called suck & blow. It involved passing a playing card around a seated, circle of people, without using your hands, only by way of mouth to mouth. You could only pass the card by sucking in (holding … [Read more...] about Suck or blow? Power surges & power vacuums