Workplace Bullying Is A Sign Of Incompetence

I have been around the traps long enough to have witnessed some abhorrent behaviour in organisations. Some of which has been directed towards me, and some of which I have seen from the sidelines. Interestingly though, despite the trauma that I have seen caused, very few people have submitted a complaint for bullying. Moreover, thoseContinue reading “Workplace Bullying Is A Sign Of Incompetence”

When Words Fail – Music Speaks!

I have always had an interest in, and enjoyed music, but it is only the past few months that I have come to appreciate its true magic.  Music has the ability to instantly brighten the day, and bring light, hope and peace.  This discovery has been borne out of necessity –  trying to stay calmContinue reading “When Words Fail – Music Speaks!”

The Untold Cruelty Happening in Your Organization – Right Now

If you knew that focusing on one thing in your organization would lead to detachment, disconnection and reduced performance, then why the hell would you build whole systems around it? It just sounds crazy doesn’t it, and yet this is what most organizations have done through the establishment of their formalised complaints management systems. ButContinue reading “The Untold Cruelty Happening in Your Organization – Right Now”

There Is A Path Out Of Addiction

Yesterday I reflected on how long I have been struggling with alcohol. How sad I was when I realised alcohol abuse has been a part of my life for 30 years. I became even sadder when, after much research and soul-searching I realised the cause of this suffering. Professor Lewis, (the advocate of the deepContinue reading “There Is A Path Out Of Addiction”

Bringing Active Hope For A Treaty

When I began this article, I was ready to rant and rave about my frustrations with the lack of respect and recognition for our first Australians. I was prepared to present all the systemic barriers preventing the noble and courageous step of developing a treaty. I really wanted to share my dismay and despair. AndContinue reading “Bringing Active Hope For A Treaty”

What Is The Future For The Big 5 Consultancies?

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” ~Charles Darwin Over the past five years the consulting industry has experienced negative growth. Between 2015-2020 the industry declined by 0.7%. The prediction is that this decline will continue as the world grapples with the economic downturn andContinue reading “What Is The Future For The Big 5 Consultancies?”

Why Are We Surrounded by Underwhelming Politicians?

Is it just me, or are you also despairing at the dearth of political leadership across western democracies. I also wonder what is going wrong, when all America could come up with as choices for its next President is either Donald Trump or Joe Biden. And as much regard as I have for the two frontContinue reading “Why Are We Surrounded by Underwhelming Politicians?”

Here’s Why You Are Addicted

Why have you become addicted? This is the ultimate question. If we can answer this, then we have in our hands the heart of the problem, and the seed of the solution. As you may have read in my previous article (What Is Addiction), addiction is a symptom of an undesirable situation, but what wasContinue reading “Here’s Why You Are Addicted”

What If We Treated Internet Addiction Like Covid-19?

Internet addiction is the compulsive need to spend excessive amounts of time engaged in online activities, while neglecting other important areas of life such as family, friends work or study. I know, it sounds like a ridiculous proposition doesn’t it? There is no way that internet addiction could compare to the public health emergency thatContinue reading “What If We Treated Internet Addiction Like Covid-19?”

What Is Addiction?

“Addiction is grieving for the person who has been lost, hating the person you have become and feeling powerless to change.” ~ Belinda Tobin Excerpt from the upcoming book ‘Addiction Is a Symptom’ Gosh it would be nice to be able to give you an absolute answer to this. I wish there was one consistent understandingContinue reading “What Is Addiction?”