My Encounter with Mandela

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom Read More …

Follow me… Why should I?

We follow those who lead, not for them, but for ourselves. (Simon Sinek) In his TED talk Simon Sinek tells why the ‘why’ is important. Much more important than the ‘what’ or the ‘how’. I work for a Church. I think my job is about the ‘why’ but very often it has little to do Read More …

I’m feeling very Olympic today

My race pack for the National Lottery Anniversary Run has arrived!  As you can see I’m number 248 and I’m in the red start wave.  That’s the first wave so I’m starting to worry that I put the wrong time as my prediction!!! I’m really looking forward to the run.  The course is slightly different Read More …

redefining success

“In the west, we encourage goal setting. In fact, we’re obsessed with goals – that end point we are striving so hard to reach. We jump through hoop after hoop, stepping-stone after stepping-stone, sacrificing everything just to get to that finish line. But once we get there, we realize our thinking was flawed. Now we’re unhappy Read More …

Missing Generations (part 7)

What’s missing today is a high-quality discourse on rethinking the design and evolution of the entire system from scratch. The quality of the results produced by any system depends on the quality of awareness from which the people in the system operate. (Otto Scharmer) Since writing the first batch of posts on Missing Generations I’ve Read More …

Missing Generations (part 6)

How people learn has changed. I talked about learning preferences in part 1.  This video shows just how much teaching and learning has moved on since I was at school. I wonder how much church has recognised and embraced these changes?  Or, if the church has actually been at the forefront of them? I see Read More …

Global Cardboard Challenge

Remember Caine’s Arcade?  Well, the idea of encouraging kids to build and play with cardboard has grown… lots. 6 October 2012 is build day for the Imagination Foundation’s Global Cardboard Challenge. This fall, the Global Cardboard Challenge invites the world to build anything awesome out of cardboard, recycled materials, and imagination. Cardboard Challenge events can Read More …