I read a really interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald last week and I have since self-diagnosed myself with “email- triggered anxiety”. It was quite a relief to read this article and realise that I am normal ( although I am sure that my family would rigorously argue this point!). I’m sure that many of … Continue reading You and your mobile phone – who’s in control?
There is an annual, world-famous dog-sled race in Alaska known as the Iditarod race. Named after the Iditarod trail which was used in 1925 to transfer life-saving medication for those suffering from Dyptheria, since 1973, mushers and their heroic dogs have attempted to race this 1,600km natural trail. It takes between 10-14 days to complete … Continue reading Remaining Focused in a World of Distractions
There is a story told: Some fifty years ago a shoe factory in the United States sent two scouts to a region of Africa to study the possibility of expanding their business. One of the scouts sent back a telegram: Situation hopeless STOP No one wears shoes here STOP The other sent a different telegram: … Continue reading A Deep Collective Connection
The joy of being a Primary School leader is that whenever the pressure and heat is turned up in the office, the playground provides the opportunity for some restoration and rejuvenation. This ensures that I am well positioned to navigate the balance of my day successfully as I am wrapped in the warmth and care … Continue reading Leadership from Home to Playground to Profession
In my article last month, I mentioned the importance of parents presenting a united front when experiencing teenage issues to avoid giving our kids conflicting and confusing messages and, more importantly, causing marital discord for ourselves. However, we know that presenting a united front is much easier said than done, particularly when we are faced … Continue reading Presenting a United Front