Leadership, Smart City Perth, Smart Living

Belly flops and less rules

I think therefore I AM ~ René Descartes Encourage common sense and deregulation Walking along the Swan River early on a particular Sunday morning I reminisced on the simplicity of my childhood. Coming down to this river with a bunch of my friends, climbing this bridge and jumping into the water was the norm. (We were… Continue reading Belly flops and less rules

Leadership, Smart City Perth, Smart Living

Construction Boss called me The Chaplain

Mentoring in Construction is a tough gig, Gerry was my doorway. The following is my story and intro into the high rise construction industry in Perth Western Australia through construction Boss, Gerry Hanssen. Gerry has become a friend and mutual agitator to make a difference in the lives of people and the building industry. ‘The… Continue reading Construction Boss called me The Chaplain

Leadership, Smart City Perth, Smart Living

To our youth – We dream too small

Discovering we dream too small To any young upcoming leader In my late teens I had a dream that I'd travel the world and teach ethics & faith, make a difference and be an encouragement every place I set my feet. For thirteen years starting at seventeen years of age I worked tirelessly developing my… Continue reading To our youth – We dream too small

Leadership, Smart City Perth, Smart Living

Razor Edge Authority

The razor edge of authority Authority is likened to the razor edge of a surgeons scalpel and the two razor edges of a warriors sword. The scalpel- Knowing when to use the scalpel by mentoring others and surgically removing the cancers that eat away at a persons life. The two edged sword - Knowing when… Continue reading Razor Edge Authority

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3500km in three days – Beach River Desert – Mental Health is everyone’s business

run for a friend ; Run for a friend ; is an idea that was fostered out of a tragedy when my youngest daughter shared that a close friend of hers took her own life. My daughter and I discussed how we can make Beth's short-lived life count and decided to launch 'run for a… Continue reading 3500km in three days – Beach River Desert – Mental Health is everyone’s business

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Senior Detective to Construction Mentor

Looking for significance rather than job security. I've known Chris for over two decades and our paths have passed in recent years through the amazing world of social media. For years I had the privilege of using vehicles like Facebook, LinkedIn & Instagram, sending out daily messages in the hope of challenging the audience to… Continue reading Senior Detective to Construction Mentor

Leadership, Smart City Perth, Smart Living

Disrupt or be disrupted

The last shall be first and first shall be last. ~ a 2000 year old parable on success  We have a choice to enhance our lives through the power of technology or be swallowed up by it. One of the greatest challenges we have in the new world of technology is to understand how to… Continue reading Disrupt or be disrupted

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Emerging Economies – Old wine skins and new pathways

Ask yourself when you’re around a suspected old wine skin “Do relationships & ideas thrive or die around them?” “no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins” (an ancient method… Continue reading Emerging Economies – Old wine skins and new pathways

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Groomers enslave – Mentor’s set us free

He thought he was my boss, but he just needed a mentor (I volunteered without his permission, I cared too much) The young Director walked me through my new role within the company. Desk, pigeon hole, board room and resources to start producing, the sky was the limit if I adhered to the company culture… Continue reading Groomers enslave – Mentor’s set us free