Shakespeare – An Amazing Leader

9 April, 2013

William Shakespeare has led the way. Yes, 400 and more years after he wrote his first plays they are still performed. There are now over 500 million people who speak the English language in various forms and accents. The name of William Shakespeare is known to most of them over the age of 10, even though they have not read one of his plays or poems. His ideas still are…

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Piano Man Psychology

30 March, 2013

Billy Joel wrote the famous song called Piano Man, no doubt based on his observations from what he noticed as he played in bars and cafés as a young man. I am now in a similar situation. Each day, I play the piano at the Baby Grand Lounge at the Oasis in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland. It is not my full time job, as I am a psychologist and author,…

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Amazing Leaders – The Apple Store Series

22 March, 2013

Mark Twain the great American writer and Florence Nightingale, the inspirational nurse, had something in common. They were leaders in their respective fields. Likewise, William Shakespeare and Michelangelo made their mark as leaders, at a time when it was more difficult to succeed than it is today. After all, there were no computers or emails. Everything had to be done by hand and communications were slow. Yet, we can learn…

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New Teamwork Interview with Dr Charles Margerison

22 March, 2013

Recently, I was at a conference and asked my views on teamwork and how people can work together effectively. I said it starts by each individual understanding their talents and how they use their time. There are eight main areas, as shown in the model on this page. Using the Team Management Profile Questionnaire. it is possible to discover the areas that best fit your work preferences. With the introduction…

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This Is Important

Amazing Careers
16 March, 2013

Shakespeare wrote plays and poems. Einstein conducted scientific research. Helen Keller helped the blind and  disadvantaged. President Lincoln helped abolish slavery in the USA. Each one of them must have woken up one day and looked at what they were doing and said: ‘This Is important ‘. That was certainly the case for Oscar Schindler, who helped save many Jews from the Nazi death camps. The same is true for…

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Do, Learn, Teach

25 February, 2013

Recently, I have been involved in various educational projects. Teachers have expressed interest in our work on amazing people. As a result,  teachers have used the audio visual avatar versions that we have created in their classrooms. In return, they have made videos of their lessons conducted on Columbus, Michelangelo and Darwin. They also gained the reactions of the students. ‘Seeing the avatar of Columbus was much better than reading a…

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