I think one of the most under-addressed elements I’ve seen in organisations is who is allocated power. As usual I’m going to make some references to Influencing People – a class that I completed on Coursera recently.
One of the roles I quietly took on in 2015 was that of the APAC Social Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing Lead. You can now find some details of the role on my LinkedIn profile which I’ve updated as part of the concepts taught in the Coursera Influencing People class – building authority through symbols.
Sunshine. Streaming down and in. Warming the skin with its sweet touch. Closing the eyes with delicious brightness. Causing a glow and a shimmer to the world. Life. A yellow call further away than comprehension but so close as to touch my heart. The sun itself causing waves and ripples. It’s a myth that it can enlighten but it can awaken.
The senses, touch, sight. Can you hear the sun? Can you smell it? Can you taste it?
A days noise starts with the sun and the flowers open, your tummy rumbles and demands attention from the produce of the sun.
Sunshine provides time and order, and with each day comes a sense of purpose. For me sunshine is happiness and colour, fun and friends, relaxation or work, vibrancy. When the sun goes down for the last time I will be done.
Yet again I’ve had a fantastic time staying in Sydney and managed to pick some apartments with an amazing view. Life has definitely been great although most mornings I’ve taken to sitting and watching the sun spread over the world rather than hit the gym. Continue reading Finishing Up in Sydney→
If you had three months to travel – money no object – where would you go and what would you do?
I learn’t a very valuable less on my last holiday. It was that travel for me is not about seeing places, it is about experiencing places. I need time and leisure and friends and memories. I need to be part of the activity of a place.
And that makes fitting all I’d like to do in three months of travel quite difficult.
While we are sticking with three’s I might just pick three locations. Costa Rica and my sloth brothers, a small slice of South America for some rain forests and wine and my love of cycling in Europe.