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Category: Learning


Father with son: Building together (part 1)

In January 2020, my died at the ripe age of 93. In this two-part blog, I write about my vivid memories of helping him build the above garage in the 1960s. My dad built his brick-built garage, one small piece at a time…with a little help from his son…

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Creative imagination

Sometimes I encounter a situation that I do not know how to resolve. It may be something quite trivial, or it could be a knotty problem.
At the beginning of 2020, like every year for the last twenty years, I write my goals for the next twelve months. Since retirement, this discipline is even more important to me because I have entered a new chapter of life.

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Passion: Make a Difference

Have you ever noticed that passionate people often get things done? For me, godly passion just about trumps most qualities for getting things done. A passionate person cuts the passive middle ground down to size and gets people off the fence. Yes, passion isn’t always well received but a passionate person creates a conversation in surprising ways. A passionate person has something about them that cuts through ‘stuff’.

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Great Leaders in Short Supply

Great leaders are in short supply. Beware of imitations; they are on sale everywhere and at bargain prices too.

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