Archives: Behavioural

Australian Fires 2019-2020

January 11, 2020 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Australian Fires 2019-2020 I was having a conversation, the other day with an American friend who was quite worried about my welfare. (Thanks Mark – much appreciated – I am very grateful for friends like you even all the way around the other side of the world). He was hoping that we were OK and • Read More »

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Neither Borrower Nor Lender Be

December 30, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Neither A Borrower Nor A Lender Be Neither A Borrower Nor A Lender Be. What does this actually mean? Where is it from and how does it relate to our lives at the moment? Shakespeare It is a Shakespearean quote: Polonius in Act-I, Scene-III of the play, Hamlet, counsels his son Laertes before he embarks • Read More »

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Values – Integrity & Trust

December 19, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Values – Integrity & Trust   Today we talk about values. And the two I am going to discuss are Trust and Integrity. Wikipedia: Integrity Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and • Read More »

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Agentic – Leadership Style

December 12, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Agentic – Leadership Style Agenetic. I learned a new word today. Quite a simple word, but seems to have two almost opposite meanings. Let’s investigate. Wikipedia: Agentic leadership derives from the term agency. This leadership style is generally found in the business field by a person who is respected by subordinates. This person demonstrates assertiveness, • Read More »

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Situational Awareness

December 4, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Writing.

Situational Awareness Situational Awareness is a term I have recently become aware of thanks to a FB conversation with a somewhat right-winged Texan. Judgment Now judgment is something I work hard to avoid as I believe that unless you have lived another person’s life, walked in their shoes if you will, then you don’t really • Read More »

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Petrol Prices – Ripped Off

November 19, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Petrol Prices – Ripped Off Recently I have been noticing a bit of activity on Social Media where people are commenting that they feel ripped-off by gas/petrol prices in particular, but in reality, they are thinking, I believe, on a larger scale. Gas/petrol is just one of the most visible. Let’s declare that we are • Read More »

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Braving Change

November 18, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Writing.

For those who enjoy Who Moved My Cheese – November 16, 2019 Change is unavoidable and it seems to get harder to deal with the more I fight it. Braving Change has let me look at change through different eyes. My resistance has been worn down through the author’s words of wisdom. For people who • Read More »

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How to Stop Overthinking Charles P Carlton

October 30, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

How to Stop Overthinking – 8 Proven, Practical Techniques to End Anxiety, Stop Negative Thinking, Overcome Worrying and Live a Healthier, Happier Life – Charles P Carlton Powerful Cover Wow. This book started with an extremely POWERFUL cover design. Loved it. Much of what was covered, I thought I knew, but as I continued I • Read More »

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Eat That Frog Brian Tracy

October 30, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy A short book in the procrastination genre. Not to be missed. One thing I notice as I read the many self-help books available out there is the fact that they are all as special as the people reading them. Resonate Some resonate immediately and qualify for the “Changed My • Read More »

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You are the Writer

September 26, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

You are the Writer Something happened to me today that I have to tell you about. Writer After my yoga class, a woman came up to me and said these words, “You are the writer? I’ve heard about you from a mutual acquaintance.” I gulped and after a tiny but probably noticeably awkward pause, I • Read More »

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Religion is The Opiate of the Masses

September 23, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Religion is the Opiate of the Masses Karl Marx “Religion is the opium of the people”, wrote Karl Marx in 1843, often paraphrased as the ‘opiate of the masses’ as above. I was reminded of this today while discussing life and other things with a friend whom I was visiting in the hospital. Catholic Not • Read More »

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Loneliness in a small town

August 23, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Loneliness

Loneliness in A Small Town Loneliness defined: sadness because one has no friends or company. Synonyms: isolation, friendlessness, lack of friends/companions, forsakenness, abandonment, rejection. The other day I read an interview with a woman who was explaining how hard it had been for her to assimilate into life here in regional Victoria, Australia in our • Read More »

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Goal Setting And How To Do It

August 15, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Goal Setting And How To Do It I have reached a goal. I have finished the first draft of my book. Apart from telling everyone I can think of about the book, in order to cement the ‘doing’ of it into my psyche, I am working on it as often as I can. The chapter • Read More »

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Quick to Blame

August 8, 2019 | By Colin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Quick to Blame Recently I have noticed, particularly in electronic conversations, (email and text) the tendency to correct others and lay blame. I have had this criticism levelled at me a couple of times during the last year or so, “You always make out that you are right and others are wrong. You correct people • Read More »

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Downsizing Minimalist Approach

July 15, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Downsizing – The Minimalist Approach Recently, I have stopped (or am in the process of stopping) a lot of the things I have been doing around town. Not because I don’t enjoy them, but because with so much happening I was beginning to let people down. And this was a huge let-down for me. You • Read More »

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Fear of Change eBook

July 11, 2019 | By Colin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

“Fear of Change” eBook Within the next 6 weeks or so I will be publishing my first full book. (I already have a published chapter in the book of which I spoke in an earlier post). All Me, Quotes and History This will be just me. And a lot of quotes from, I guess you’d • Read More »

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ARE YOU A CARROT, AN EGG, OR A COFFEE BEAN?

July 9, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

ARE YOU A CARROT, AN EGG, OR A COFFEE BEAN? A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It • Read More »

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Want More – Be Grateful

July 1, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Want More – Be Grateful Two things have come to mind today that we need to talk about. Why do we often want more? And as the obverse of this coin, why are we not grateful for what we have? Nothing Just the other day, I woke-up feeling that I wanted to do NOTHING. For • Read More »

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Values – Be A Better Person

June 24, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Values: How To Be A Better Person Using Values Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. Ayn Rand 1905 – 1982, US Russian-born novelist and Philosopher. Values are often founded on our beliefs and the rules we associate to these. Values are what we have decided to hold • Read More »

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