Ben Stein presented a commentary on CBS television regarding the way in which our communities are continuing to count out God from our lives and then complaining as our world seems to be going down a negative whirlpool…food for thought…
Change is always difficult for lots of reasons. Leadership succession, especially in a family business therefore, can be tricky at the best of times. Family Business Australia asked me to present a keynote at their recent State Conference, and the media picked it up. Transition from the old to the new…
View the Article – From the Old Guard to the New Guard
It’s slow. It’s subtle. We are on a behavioural slide in our society. But you probably haven’t noticed it because it’s been gradual. But it’s sinister….
The reporter from “The Advertiser” focused on swearing, but the same applies to all sorts of poor or inappropriate behaviour.
Of course, some would argue that it’s only a small thing, but lots of small things turn into big things. Some would argue that it really doesn’t matter because it’s no big deal, but lots of small changes can result in a major shift in direction. Others would argue that we’re old fashioned worrying about behavioural shifts – tell that to the young man or woman now addicted to drugs who thought that one puff was alright.
View the Article – Standards are Slipping
Volunteering your time and energy not only means that you are giving of yourself and growing personally, it also means that you are getting an edge in the employment stakes. Going beyond yourself and leaving a legacy is a real virtue, but there is also a side spin-off in that it sets you apart in the employment market. Try it out…what have you got to lose?
View the Article – Volunteering Can Give You an Edge
Trying different things or stepping up or putting yourself forward in some way is not always easy. Why? Generally speaking, FEAR holds us back. What if it doesn’t work? What if we fail? What if we look stupid? Here are some tips for stepping out of the comfort zone.
View the Article – Stepping out of the Comfort Zone
Do they or don’t they assist productivity? Is it simply a cheap option for corporates in terms of office space? This debate has been going on for a decade or more.
Australians typically work hard and regrettably, don’t take their full entitlement of annual leave. Naturally the leave accumulates. But at what cost to their mental and physical health?
Early August has seen unprecedented rioting in the UK, first in London and then spreading to other parts such as Birmingham and Manchester. But this was rioting and looting with a difference; a big difference. Yes, it might have been started by the police shooting of a drug dealer in Tottenham, but the rioters in other parts of England had no concern for that particular situation.
Now that the carnage and anarchy has subsided, the real questions are being asked.
Note the following. This rioting was not restricted to any one class or ethnic group. The English press are reporting that the daughter of a millionaire has been arrested for rioting and looting as has an 18-year old young woman who has been chosen as an Olympic ambassador.
What does one speculate? There are deep cracks in the English society from the top to the very bottom. The UK Prime Minister David Cameron called it a sick society. He’s right.
And let’s not kid ourselves that it won’t happen here, because it will.
And the News Report from “Today Tonight” on Wednesday 10th August;