Weekly Quotes "There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust." - Klaus Balkenhol "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." --Ralph Waldo… Continue reading Leadership
This is Australia, a continent not ravaged by war, disease or famine. A country rich in resources and a friendly open public. It should be a vanguard for a successful democracy, shouldn't it? Australia in 2020 A wobbly renewable energy sector, Over-reliance of exports of raw materials, A powerful and corrupt financial sector, A struggling… Continue reading The Future of Australia
We all know the slogan, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." The exact opposite is true of Gdansk. Their slogan is: 'What happens here moves the world.' The Solidarity Gate The selfie is mine, but this iconic location belongs to the people of Gdansk, (until 1939, known as Danzig, Poland). This particular spot holds… Continue reading UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Gdansk Shipyards
Australia Day 2020 Today is Australia Day, or if you are a First Nation person, you might call it Invasion Day. Back in 1788, the "First Fleet." of British ships arrived on Australia's eastern coast and began establishing a British colony. The British considered the Australian continent unoccupied - as the indigenous peoples were not… Continue reading Where are you going, Australia?
Recently I had a discussion with another blogger and it highlighted to me how the bulk of Australian public opinion appears to differ greatly from the rest of the First World in the North. Coal and Renewable Energy Sources Australia could, and should be, a solar energy powerhouse of the world with our almost constant… Continue reading The Future of Australia
In case you are not aware, the head of our country has taken himself on holiday. He is out of contact - although supposedly still being sent daily briefings. There would normally be nothing at all wrong with that, except that there is a national crisis - we have had months of bushfires burning through… Continue reading Holidays and Church whilst Australia Burns
How mature are we at handling group conflict and disagreement? i invite you to join in our discussion on consensus truth and group objectives.
In a perfect world, no one group or individual would feel so threatened or socially isolated they would need to resort to violence or aberrant behaviour. We can all do our part in our own small neighbourhood, to drag the metaphorical elephant by the hair.
Jo Nesbø writes some of the best murder mystery plots and stories you'll find anyway in the world.
Sayings, quotes and proverbs offer us knowledge; knowledge that is passed to us in much the same way a relay runner might pass a baton. Once it’s handed over, it is up to us what we do with it and how we pass it on.
"We don't catch hold of an idea, rather the idea catches hold of us and enslaves us and whips us in to the arena so that we, forced to be gladiators fight for it." - Heinrich Heine 1797 - 1858 So says the inscription on the statue of German Poet, Journalist and literary critic, Heinrich… Continue reading Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin
How would you handles stares and looks on public transport. The answer may surprise you.
Politics is all over the news and Proverbial Thursday is no exception. However, I take a broader approach to the current debate from age old sayings and words. Join me in discussions each Thursday.