From one lean in, learning junkie to another- my top reads from 2017 Part 2

  From one lean in, learning junkie to another, a few posts ago I introduced you to my top 5 books from 2017 & briefly described what I learned & why you should read them too.   I shared books for your funny bone & for your heart. This week I’ll share books about how […]

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My recipe for days when even the easiest thing is beyond you

  Some days everything is hard. Nothing flows. Mess is looming. Conflict is lurking around every corner. And everything is an effort, even keeping your eyes open.   (You might be having one of those days today.)     On those days be gentle….   …with yourself & others. Grab your comfort clothes of choice […]

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The honeymoon’s not over; use my free, easy, peasy worksheet to help plan a wonderful year for yourself

  I’m here to tell you that the honeymoon is not over. The new year honeymoon that is.   You can still drink deeply from the fresh start to the year.   The Heath brothers, in their wonderful new book ‘The Power of Moments’ say ‘we have a hunger for these landmarks in time’ (aka […]

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Take charge of your 2018 with a spa for your mind (without all the goopy stuff)

    –> Did you set some goals for yourself for 2018 that have already crashed & burned? –>  Are you blanching at the thought of even setting some goals? –> Do you feel lost even attempting to think about the kind of year you want?   Have I got something special for you.   I’m offering […]

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Here’s how to plan a fun, fab 2018 for yourself

  Welcome! To the new year that is. Happy 2018.   → Are you finding yourself hard pressed to describe the kind of year YOU want? → Are you having difficulty expressing YOUR vision for 2018 (as opposed to someone else’s)? → Do you groan inwardly at the thought of creating goals only to feel […]

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Five Ways To See Anew & Find Another Perspective

  Last week I made the case for Why You Need To See Anew & Find Another Perspective.   Because even though you know that today’s problems won’t get resolved by the same approaches you’ve taken in the past … And even though you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and […]

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Why You Need To See Anew & Find Another Perspective

  Even though you know that today’s problems won’t get resolved by the same approaches you’ve taken in the past …   Even though you know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results (attributed to Albert Einstein) …   Even though you know all this, […]

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How do you say this word? → refuse

  I was recently visiting dear friends in NYC. I’d originally met them in Nairobi but now they call New York home. We were having a wonderful evening on the rooftop patio of their new apartment in Brooklyn.   We’d taken the ferry over from Manhattan to discover their little oasis. The breeze off the […]

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ICTs for you from my eLearning Africa workshop – 3 rules & 3×3 tools

  ‘Are you on the beach?’ my partner asked me. ‘I don’t know,’ I replied, ‘it’s dark & I can’t see.’   I was newly landed in Mauritius, a tiny speck of an island off the east coast of Africa. The evening opening reception for the eLearning Africa 2017 conference was kicking off, where I’d […]

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Police, secret service agents & FBI are everywhere.

Police, secret service agents & FBI are everywhere. And those are only the ones I can see. I wonder how many snipers are stationed out of sight. Roads are blocked with huge cement bomb blast protectors. Traffic is cordoned off & diverted, while the streets are a colourful riot of every skin shade you can […]

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