Family Matthews travelled to Jindabyne last week set in the beautiful Australian snowy mountains which always seems to generate some writing inspiration… It was my first experience of a ‘workcation’ where I worked half days in the mornings and then had the afternoons to enjoy time exploring the area with the family. I found it […]
Last Sunday I participated in the Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k running race on a beautiful winter’s day. It was a race of two halves for me and I thought I’d share my reflections in case they resonated with others. I had a performance goal for the race of sub 42 minutes and was excited […]
I hope you are keeping safe and well during these unchartered times dear readers. It has been a while since I connected through this blog and it feels good to put the fingers to the keyboard and reconnect. I have been sharing some learning through LinkedIn articles if interested to check out including an ‘International […]
“The most important things in life are the connections you make with others” Tom Ford I have been pondering on the power of connection and the network effect over the last couple of weeks and thought I’d put the fingers to keypad whilst our little boys are watching Mickey’s Christmas! I truly believe that we […]
I’m a big believer in utilizing a strengths-based philosophy and have written about it previously (see Discovering and Utilising Your Strengths ). I have reflected however this should not mean ignoring your weaknesses if they are a crucial part of your goal. As an example, I ignored focusing on my swimming for a long time […]
Much has been written about the gender equality gap and the gender pay gap and now another gap has become evident, what I’ve called ‘The Parent Gap’ – the gap emerging between those currently in lockdown home schooling children whilst concurrently working and those not.
A wicked problem can be described as having “innumerable causes, is tough to describe, and doesn’t have a right answer”. (Strategy as a wicked problem, HBR). I think this is a good description for the women in leadership conundrum with continuous waves of progress made and then setbacks. To this complex problem we need to continuously […]
This morning I listened to a beautiful, short meditation on the Chopra app ‘Accepting what is’. Their Chief Impact Officer Devi Brown has been leading a series of meditations building up to the US election to help support people that may be anxious. A quote she shared at the beginning of the meditation resonated with […]