Monthly Archives: February 2013

South Africa: so much to see, so much to hope for

March 1970.  We had completed our 2 years of employment in London.  The trunk packed with our possessions had been picked up to be transported to the cargo hold of some ship destined for Montreal.  We boarded the train to take … Continue reading

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3 favourite trips: remembering the travelling, reflecting on change

When my husband and I earlier discussed which of our many trips have been most memorable, we were in total agreement about the top 5 (see To travel or not to travel). At that time, we weren’t so sure about … Continue reading

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5 mentoring tips for women

There have been a striking number of articles about women in business and politics in the past six months or so: the lack of women on corporate boards, the successful use of quotas for women on boards in Europe, the … Continue reading

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10 Travel Tips for Grandparents

For the second time this winter season, we have returned from a week or so away in warmer climes to find one – or even two – new dumps of snow. If our absence had anything to do with these … Continue reading

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Leadership, management, and mentoring: getting this right is good for you, good for business

Most of us have a pretty good idea of the formal difference between leading and managing. Leadership is more about having a vision and being able to get people to buy into that vision, which is a fairly rare gift. … Continue reading

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