It’s been a while. My long-neglected website has had a makeover. Apologies to anyone who came looking for my blog, or resources or anything else and either found a Filipino betting site (yep, my domain was nicked) or some holding pattern. Slowly, slowly it’s now all sorted and I have a place to share my […]
Here we are, 13 years later. Everything’s the same, except the look. Like any teenager, I’ve been off experimenting with different platforms. But now I’ve come back to my original web site/blog. This is where I’ll keep writing. Because writing is where my ideas form. I don’t even know if anyone reads blogs any more. […]
I’ve just had the best summer. Yet it wasn’t summer. Not here. And I wasn’t here. I was there, in the UK, hanging out with my friend and business buddy Johnnie Moore in Cambridge. There’s many reasons that it was a great summer, and one was the fun and connection we had in making a […]
Johnnie and I made this little video that describes our approach to facilitation training. It also includes some footage from our Creative Leadership workshop at King’s College, Cambridge – coming in February 2017 to Melbourne.
First, two confessions. I’d never read, or listened to any of David Whyte’s work. And I didn’t know what genius loci meant. Nor did I know to what extent both might influence me. After yesterday morning, neither is no longer true. I was impressed with the rhythm of David’s performance, the strength, and loudness, of the silences, and […]
Assumptions and revelations – a book review of Letters Left Unsent
March 24, 2016
There’s an activity I did once at an applied improvisation conference about the assumptions we make about other nationalities. We were a large, mixed group from a dozen or so different countries. The Dutch amongst the group sat out and watched as the rest of us mimed and charaded our interpretations of Dutch culture. There was […]
1st of February – it’s when the new year ‘really’ starts here in Australia. The kids are back at school, most people are back at work, we’re all planning our next holiday…the weather is great. It really does feel like the new work year has properly begun. And you’re stuck in a meeting! Johnnie Moore […]
It’s hard to get back into work mode after the holidays. It’s tempting to put off the inevitable, but today I had a couple of meetings to go to in Melbourne with some spare time to wander the streets. A bookshop beckoned. There’s not many bookshops around these days, so I was tempted. I never […]
My favourite form of mindfulness is rock balancing – introduced to me years ago by my friend Chris Corrigan. His advice about how to balance rocks still stands – you simply have to believe it’s possible. Mongolia is a great place for rock balancing. And mindfulness.