Archives: Career Change Strategies

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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Cruise Ship Liability

December 17, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Cruise Ship Liability Cruise Ship Liability. The recent disaster in New Zealand is close to my heart being that N.Z is my place of birth. Now, at the outset, I must say I have not researched what I am about to say in any great depth, but have just skimmed a few Google news alerts • 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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Left Wing – Right Wing

December 7, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Left-Wing – Right-Wing Generally, the left-wing is characterized by an emphasis on “ideas such as liberty, equality, fraternity, rights, progress, reform, and internationalism”, while the right-wing is characterized by an emphasis on “notions such as authority, hierarchy, order, duty, tradition, reaction and nationalism”. Wikipedia Opposites Now it might surprise you but these can be seen • 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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Millennials and COMEDY

November 6, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Millennials and COMEDY Recently I watched a short clip where a TV host called on a young woman, born in 2002 (a millennial whose cohort was born between 1980 and 2000 approx) and asked her to perform 3 timed tasks which most born before this time would have done with ease. Map Folding No, that’s • Read More »

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Braving Change – Colin Rochford

October 31, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Braving Change – Colin Rochford Reviewed By: Mamta Madhavan Review Rating: 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review! Reviewed for Readers’ Favorite Change is constant Change is constant but there are many people out there who feel intimidated by change and find it difficult to accept change. Braving Change: 5 Steps to Overcoming your • 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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The Art of Art

October 28, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

The Art of Art What is art? I mean all kinds of art. Visual (including drawing, painting, sculpture), performing (including music & theatre, mime, statue etc), and design (including architectural, decoration) to name a few to start with. Categories And, of course, each of these very broad categories has so many layers below them we • 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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Writing Everyday

September 2, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Writing Everyday Writing, journaling or scribing as Hal Elrod calls it in The Miracle Morning, is the final task in the SAVERS morning routine. Daily Thoughts The idea is to put down on paper with an actual pen or pencil some thoughts, on a daily basis. Hal Elrod gives you a number of options in • Read More »

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