How to completely empower someone

How to completely empower someone

One of the philosophies that The Hunger Project teaches is to come with a beginner’s mind to the cultures and people you might encounter on the road to ending world hunger. When you begin anything, you come with little knowledge. And that’s what they’re asking you to...
How to get out of the box you keep getting placed in

How to get out of the box you keep getting placed in

When we are employed, we are assigned roles. Often when we are assigned roles, we are labelled. This labelling is convenient and often allows us to be the ‘go to’ person for that particular thing. For example, Lynda is the project manager. The project manager...
I could give a honk

I could give a honk

I am revisiting my travels to India today. I was reminded this morning of a lesson I had yet to share. Remember the women that I met in India, our elected women representatives with all their resilience, courage and persistence? (For reminders click here or here or...
Pressure is pulverising your creativity

Pressure is pulverising your creativity

I’m writing under pressure today. The sun is shining, the ocean is beckoning; teasing, tantalising and cajoling me to leave this desk and go and play. These are the last days of good weather, after all. But I FREEZE. I’ve left my blog writing to the last minute and...