Might the world be a better place if women had real power in shaping its future? This is the question pondered in this debate.
If you’re anything like me you’re likely in some state of confusion and uncertainty which, I would hazard to say, is a very good state from which to tackle diversity, not to mention leadership, complexity and change. Our human need to be sure and certain and to know the answers are precisely what leads us astray in the world, a world which is nothing like what we would like it to be. Sorry kids, it’s messy out there.
Most Januaries I do a little bit of rebranding. I reflect on the previous year’s work, on the changes I’ve faced personally and professionally and on the kind of work I want to do over the next year. It’s not a big, fancy process. Mostly it’s intuitive. Mine is not a big business — hell, it’s hardly even small! It’s me essentially — along with a small team and a few associates — offering my unique life and professional experience to help others in a variety of ways.
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe is the latest in a long line of sports “stars” to come out as gay in an interview with celebrity interviewer Sir Michael Parkinson. It seems to be […]
As of tomorrow, 7 July, I’ll be employed for the first time in twelve years. In early May I applied for the 0.6FTE role of Communications Officer at the NZ AIDS Foundation, was offered, to my surprise, an interview in early June and, to my greater surprise, the job in mid-June.
Originally posted on DIV:INQ — Diversity Inquiry:
Once upon a time there was an ice cream shop. Now, everyone loves ice-cream (at least in this story) it is part of life from…
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Meet Baxter, the robot you don’t program — you just show ‘him’ what to do. Baxter is an adaptive, collaborative manufacturing robot. It contains cameras, sensors and…
I used to think I had commitment-phobia, but now, I realise, I commit to lots of things — work, friendships, appointments, drinking regularly, you name it. I may even have committed to exercising everyday, but I won’t promise — it’s only been two weeks (and I missed three days because I was working and had to get up early).
See, I told you I’m committed to work.
When we stop wishing to harm each other through shame and blame. When we realise that, as someone said yesterday, diversity is life and life is diversity. When we realise there’s nothing to fear and everything to love.
That’s when change will happen. That’s everybody’s soul work.
None of the problems we face these days — climate change, poverty, violence, suicide, inequality, you name it — need to exist. They are simply the result of our greed, irresponsibility and unwillingness to accept that we lie in the bed that we make.