Books: The Starfish and The Spider

The Starfish and The Spider is a book that questions the way we think about the nature of leadership. Much of our culture and history has revolved around hierarchical, top-down leadership. You look at the structure and you know who’s boss. You know where the buck stops. We build careers around climbing the ladder, hoping… Continue reading Books: The Starfish and The Spider

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Are You Living a Good Story?

If your familiar with Donald Miller, you’ll know about his passion for good storytelling. While he was researching story as a way of growing his writing, he developed the idea that if we consciously plan our lives using the elements of story, we will live better, more focussed lives. The kind of lives that our… Continue reading Are You Living a Good Story?

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Why Awareness is for Pussies

One day a friend of mine, who knew I had a blog about human rights violations and injustices, sent me a post from the Stuff White People Like blog, entitled Awareness. Here’s the gist: An interesting fact about white people is that they firmly believe that all of the world’s problems can be solved through “awareness.”  Meaning the… Continue reading Why Awareness is for Pussies

Switching the focus

Last December I was reminded of how much I value mobilising and facilitating change when I was asked to speak to a group of 14 and 15 year old school kids in Sweden. They wanted to know about the baby rescue project that my wife and I had been involved with, and our plans to… Continue reading Switching the focus

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