Despondency or Despair

With adults 45+ having the fastest growing suicide rate and the highest rates of hazardous drinking in most Western countries, this topic is difficult to write about. Despondency or despair without a way out can lead to extreme measures. The confluence of change in people’s personal, organisational, social and technological lives can sometimes simply be …

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Do We Repair or Do We Build?

Repairing things: cars, motorcycle engines, people, organisations is very different from building something from scratch. The mechanic or doctor, consultant or manager “deals with failure every day whereas the builder does not. This is because the things they fix are not of their own making and are therefore never known in a comprehensive or absolute …

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Coping and the Fibonacci Sequence

Today I want to talk about coping. Traditionally, the word has a slightly negative connotation, it suggests an underlying struggle that we perhaps not deal with. But I’d like to suggest that coping is mark of an underlying strength, a silent fortitude that gets us through life and all its challenges. Coping needs to be …

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