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Mastering Personal Leadership: The Moments that Define You

Leadership is a big word with many connotations. Often, during Q&A sessions after my talks or in workshops, the same question pops up: “Are leaders born or are they made?” …
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Do One Thing for Plastic Free July with #DOTchallenge
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Do One Thing for Plastic Free July with #DOTchallenge

Choose to Refuse Plastics and the #DOTchallenge

This year the Plastic Free July campaign, an international initiative aimed at mobilising citizens to say no to single use plastics, has more …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 70

The night as the bushmen say – look the darkness creeps ever closer, as they point out the long shadows of the kalahari dune advancing towards us from the West. …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 69

It’s “vasbyt” time, we are digging really deep and are changing shifts in methodical silence. We know what needs to be done, and behaving somewhat like robots. It’s quite incredible …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 68

The last few days have certainly been the toughest rowing for both Wayne and me both physically and mentally.

After good easterly tail winds for 4 days it all went …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 61

TIME WARP (‘It’s just a jump to the left’)

This vast seemingly nothingness is occasionally broken by a tern or a petrel dipping by to observe this curious little craft, …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 59

Many people have asked me ‘what percentage of this expedition is mind?’ To be frank, it varies, because some days, when the body is so depleted, it simply craves rest …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 57

Today is indeed a day for celebration, so Wayne and I each had a chocolate pudding and TWO liquorice sweets each!

We have had some potentially expedition terminating problems, such …
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