Amp up your creativity through these thought provoking questions

  Spoiler alert: two weeks ago I wrote ‘How many sides does a circle have & other creativity provoking statements.’  I’ll answer the creativity questions in this post. Didn’t get a chance to see the first post? Check it out here first.   Doing more, doing better Most of my clients are looking for ways […]

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There are years that ask questions and years that answer

In the book Their Eyes Were Watching God author Zora Neale Hurston writes there were years that ask questions and years that answer. Besides being a sentence that made me jolt to a stop and ponder, it’s a great way to frame the new year.  Which will it be for you? Which worldview will broaden […]

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My Extended, Quirky To Do List

As a corporate trainer and one who loves seeing the bright sparks of participant’s learning, while expanding their thoughts, and making connections, I believe it’s important in any training to anchor the learning.  To facilitate activities that help participants transfer the learning to their workplace. One example of how I do that is my extended […]

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The Jungle Called ‘Teenagedom’

How did I get to the middle without realizing I was on the edge? How did I enter this quagmire of parenting a teen without realizing what I was headed towards?  Did I miss the signs?  Is it like the odd time I missed using a box of hand me down clothes because my kid […]

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Destination passion

On this first day of 2010 I’m thinking about destinations. Specifically where we’re headed with hard work.  Where our passion’s home port is.  Where the fuel that fires us up leads us towards. With a bit of luck, a lot of hard work  we get to find our passion, our element as Sir Ken Robinson […]

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How old are your ideals?

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind… Nobody grows old by merely a number of years.  We grow old by deserting our ideals. (Poet Samuel Ullman, from his poem ‘Youth’, as quoted in Gods and Soldiers, the Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing.) How old are your ideals? For […]

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Polite notice: am naked and waiting

No, this isn’t a porn email, rather some overall musings on Kenya and Uganda. You often see public notices here start with ‘Polite notice….’ as in ‘polite notice; please check out by 10 am’. I like that, it’s poetic. Time runs thicker here. Am measuring time not in seconds or minutes but rather in hours […]

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