I’ve given some attention to why I write the post “Unmasked” and “Why I Write And Or Blog”. (These are not the only posts that speak into writing or blogging though…) Something I haven’t spoken much about was the environment for my writing and blogging. I’ve had one favourite place to […]

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I took this photo at Kalk Bay harbour. Always a very exciting place to go to unwind. I haven’t had much downtime before this, and today I made a point of stopping. Forcing some downtime. I realise my mind, body and emotions can only take so much before I crash. Not […]

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I just got back to the office from the ‘holidays’. I knew there were a lot of important and urgent things awaiting. I successfully resisted the urge to work and tried to focus on building a reserve of strength I’d need when I got back. As I imagined things are as I […]

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I woke up on the first day of the year, to do something I’d been talking about for almost exactly a year. (We know how we can talk more than we can act). Since we’ve lived walking distance from the sea for a year I’ve been talking about how I […]

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This is the time of the year New Year’s Resolutions are declared. There was a time I thought it was dumb. When I realised I was being part jerk I stopped ridiculing people who were setting goals for themselves. I concluded: what anyone calls their goals or aspirations for a new year […]

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After quoting John Saddington on a this brilliant piece he wrote: The Ambition Of Writing, he responded on Twitter with this: @blessingmpofu love that. thank you. btw, i’ve moved on from disqus comments. thoughts on that? — John Saddington (@saddington) December 23, 2014 When he asked I realised I had thought […]

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I’ve said it before, the truth is a beautiful thing. Nothing taints truth like delivery it with malice and egotistical motives. In both life and leadership we tend to place a high value on it, if it is on our side. I don’t know anyone who loves being ‘wrong’. Because […]

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Going through some notes I made after a few team meetings a few years ago. I now understand something that puzzled me. On that team I had people with the skills needed. They were sold out to the mission. There were just two people whose potential I somehow failed to […]

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Many have mistaken productivity for diary entry. They have reduced being productive as being able to find space in their diaries to seeing to something. Not entirely true. There is getting things done, and getting things done. You can do something and barely extract full potential of your activity. There is […]

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“What would yo have done differently?” is a question often asked by those wanting to unlock some hidden ’secret’ to success. Normally posed to people who have attained significant success (whatever it is). Sometimes we asked ourselves the same questions as we reflect. As much as there is nothing wrong […]

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Writing about cultural intelligence in teams and leadership brought a memory back from the recesses of my mind. I don’t know why some weird things happen to me in public spaces. Once I had a guy responsible for cleaning bathrooms at one of my favourite malls start speaking to me […]

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This is one question I’ve answered many times in many different ways. However, as I think about it, there are more answers everytime I contemplate this. Almost everytime I have a go at answering this questions different expressions and nuances ensure. You can read how I’ve answered this question in the […]

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