Join me in conversation with Wetsho Mosokwe in Otse, not far from Gabarone in Botswana. Wetsho is a social worker at Camphill Village Trust – a learning centre with and for people of mixed ages, abilities and interests. Wetsho reflects on some of the similarities and differences with the years […]
Join me in conversation with Dr Nader Shabahangi, CEO and founder of Elder Ashram assisted living in Fruitvale, California (yes, THE Fruitvale in Oakland!). Nader uses the term “forgetfulness” to help us connect with the person experiencing dementia.
I work around the world mainly in human service organisations (and now in covid online world!) with people of all ages, in cities, in the bush, the desert and in villages. Caregivers and support workers are the day in day out frontline heart workers, often working in very tough conditions, low […]
The Upside of Power: Safe and Free The Royal Commission into sexual abuse of people with disabilities established in 2019, provides a platform for people to tell hidden stories in the not-so-spotlight behind covid front pages. This is a long time coming. Human service providers make a promise to society, […]
The idea of deep power is a game changer. At the very least it’s the starting point for changing the conversation, and that in turn, can change the world of everyone who lives and works in a service-provider environment. Rather than advocating sweeping reform strategies, my book Applying Deep Democracy in Human […]
If you FEEL weak in a leadership role, you’re toast. According to international Power expert Julie Diamond, here’s why: Poor decision making, too caught up in your own feelings and failing to think of what’s best for others Hiding your mistakes, faking knowledge out of fear of being found out Feeling cornered and […]
It is a beautiful day, the sun is high and the sea is calm. My friend and I wade into the shallow water lapping at our feet. Knee deep, we splash about, chatting and enjoying the breathtakingly expansive blue sea, blue sky. This spot is paradise on earth. After 20 minutes […]