When Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and his 28-strong team set sail on the Endurance ship in 1914, reaching Antarctica was the only thing on his mind. Unfortunately, the Weddell Sea had other plans for Endurance and the three-masted wooden ship crashed into the ice, forcing all crew members to abandon ship. The long and courageous journey that followed would not… Read more »
Posts Tagged: courage
January 4th, 2019. Our first week in the office. A perfect time to be grateful for what 2018 brought to our lives and reflect on what is coming in 2019. 2018 was a testimonial to the fact that we do live in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world. You see it practically everywhere… Read more »
Oh my goodness…. 2016 was a tough year for me. I am glad it is over, and look very much forward to a more positive 2017. But will it be? Like for many of my fellow Boomer/Xers, on a personal side, a few fears have become a reality: aging and frail parents, son becoming independent,… Read more »
First, without your help and support we would not have been able to send the 20 women who have been victims of violence to Outward Bound Canada’s Women of Courage program. Thank you for making it happen. Thank you for your generosity and phenomenal support! I’ve been back in Toronto for a little while now…and… Read more »
Hello Everybody, Rest day here at Pheriche. There is now roughly 2/3 of the oxygen as compared to sea level, making breathing tougher, and fatigue is creeping in faster… Our surroundings become proportionally more beautiful, IF I raise my head to see it when walking!! Tomorrow our most challenging phase begins. We are trekking to… Read more »
Namaste! My goodness what an experience! So humbling! Where to start … People of Nepal are real and beautifully gentle. The life they seem to lead is hard and honest. Today we visited a hospital in Kunde, and the doctor running it told us that women walk 2-3 hours through the mountains to give birth… Read more »
Courage: The ability to do something that frightens one; to act in accordance with one’s beliefs, especially in spite of possible criticism. Any Google search on courage takes us to a long list of children’s books on the topic, so evidently, we value it and do our best to pass it along to children early… Read more »
V is for Vulnerable – the book is on my desk, my client just cancelled a meeting towards which I was so looking forward, and the pink cover caught my eye. A gift of sorts, this cancellation… Time to think. “Vulnerable is the only way we can feel when we truly share the art we’ve… Read more »
In business, we can build on the kindness we experience with each other now by encouraging more collaborative approaches to mandates, projects or tasks.
When reflecting on the lives of many of our clients, I see that that it is that dash of courage which is the magical ingredient that contributes to organizational success.