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One word

Posted by  GeoffBrown —August 30, 2011
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Recently I did some work with my good friend Chris Corrigan. Chris is working with one of his clients to explore deeply the concept of ‘Welcome’ and what it means for their daily work practices and the principles that guide the way they work. Here in Fiji they have a word for hello which extends to a full welcome when said in the true Fijian way … “Bula!” Bula is said by the welcomer with eye contact and a smile. It is spoken with a resonate “B” that comes from deep inside. It makes the Welcomee feel part of something …

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Gone SUP’ing

Posted by  GeoffBrown —August 26, 2011
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I’ve swapped the fishing rod for StandUp Paddle Boards and goggles/snorkels … yes, I am on family vacation and will return home on September 9th. See you when I get back. Tropically warm regards from Geoff

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OH&S

Posted by  GeoffBrown —August 2, 2011
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I couldn’t resist … my background as a Health and Safety Consultant make these images as funny and they are scary! We men seriously over estimate our capacity to do things and remain safe!

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The addictive ‘flow’ of an always-online world

Posted by  GeoffBrown —June 14, 2011
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Johnnie Moore writes over at his blog here about research into productivity in the workplace. It resonated with me on a number of levels and this quote from Antony Mayfield got me thinking … “… digital tools and networks can be used to loosen clogged bureaucracies and ways of working. But if we don’t think about how they are being used, don’t challenge unproductive and corrosive ways of working, they will establish new workplace tyrannies and inefficiencies.” My use of online media has resulted in many new networks, friendships and business relationships. As my own work habits have changed (dramatically) …

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What it’s like to make change & bridge social capital

Posted by  GeoffBrown —May 3, 2011
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Like Johnnie Moore writes here, I too loved Chris Corrigan’s post describing ‘what it’s like to make change‘. The part I loved was the observation Chris makes about the need (from some with certain mindsets) for a clear path toward paradigm shifts and social change. That demand and search for the divine ‘clear path’ and a ‘certainty based mindset’ drives a lot of what I see happening in people/groups/organisations. Chris’ response to this in his post … “We don’t know what we are doing.  Everything we have been doing so far has resulted in what we have now.  The work …

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