Community of Faith.

Hope you had a great weekend. I read a great book recently called “Villages without walls” by kiwi Nigel Dixon. This really challenged me to think about what community means to me. He shares research from some psychologists in 1974 which suggests that “community” is made up of 4 elements: Membership (a sense of belonging) Influence…

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Fruitfulness

Have you ever looked at a business person and thought, “Wow, look at how busy they are; they must be incredibly successful”? Busyness can often be mistaken for productivity. This is something I realised a few years ago in my business I ran in South Africa.  I was so busy that I was bursting at…

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Changing Seasons

Here in New Zealand, we are noting the seasons changing, the days are getting shorter, the night temperatures are cooling, the leaves on the trees are turning. My grapeine is showing off her colours, before losing the leaves and regrouping for the next spring season. ‘First in the natural, then in the spiritual’ we often…

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HOW TO SHARPEN THE WINNING EDGE

A few weeks ago I was invited by a Business Edge member to have a “man to man” or “heart to heart” chat with six of his Site Managers. I asked the member for a line of direction so that we could add value to his team. He asked if I could focus on improving teamwork. In…

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Urgent – Important ?

Hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend, full of fun, food, family and even a bit of sunshine thrown in for good measure! Most importantly though, I hope you managed to make the effort to spend some time reflecting on the reason why we celebrate this event and the great sacrifice that was made for…

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Women in Business

I have an adult daughter who has decided to become an entrepreneur. I’m hardly surprised as she comes from a family who have discussed ‘all things business’ over the kitchen table for as long as she can remember. With the recent International Women’s Day 2016 I have been thinking about the additional hurdles and sacrifices faced by female…

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Little foxes that spoil the vine !

Little Foxes that spoil the vine !!!  It has been a busy couple of weeks, where unexpected, annoying, small, and  frustrating interruptive  things have been taking our time and energy and sometimes our attitude!  The Bible talks of “little foxes that spoil the vine” (SSolomon 2:15)  It got me thinking and praying, because I am…

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Take Courage!

  Take Courage! Ever wonder where that phrase comes from?  I did, and it is a phrase that fascinates me because it speaks to me about Action!  And you know me, I’m an action gal.  So I looked it up, as one does, and discovered a lovely new word…vicissitude!  I will explain what it means…

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Stop – Start – Continue

I am not one for looking back.  I can’t even read a book twice in most cases.  I have ‘Futuristic’ in my Strength set, so I am all about looking to the future and moving towards it.  But there are times when looking back has its place, especially at the beginning of a year. At…

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Seven “R’s” For a good start in 2016

From the age of nine through to my late 20’s I raced sailing dinghies just about every Saturday afternoon on the Swan River in Perth. Everyone knew that if you got a great start you had a much better chance of finishing with a place. I believe there are parallels in how we start each year…

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