Motivational

Leadership

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

Australia, Community, Motivational, Philosophy

The Future of Australia

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

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Travel

UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Gdansk Shipyards

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, Community, Environment

Where are you going, Australia?

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?

Community, Environment

The Future of 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

Community

Holidays and Church whilst Australia Burns

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

Community

Sunday Sayings – Compassion

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.

Architecture, Community

Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin

"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

Community

Proverbial Thursday – Global Words of Wisdom

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.