Boys lacking men to inspire them to mature

Every now and then you read an article that says it right. This Guardian article is one such article and describes boys as follows: "A lazy youth becomes a burden to those parents, whom he ought to comfort, if not support. But you can no more rouse them, with all of their fine arguments, than you can a log. There they lie, completely enchained by indolence… Business tires him; reading fatigues him; the public service interferes with his pleasures. Ask him what he has done with his morning – he … [Read more...]

BOOK – Shopping For Time by Carolyn Mahaney and Daughters

This is the last day of Mrs. W. as Adrian is back tonight. I recently read the book, Shopping For Time (by Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore, and Janelle Bradshaw). They are also the authors of girltalk, a blog for Christian women. It is written by a mother and her grown-up daughters about "How to do it all and not be overwhelmed." As a mother of five young children, you can imagine I thought this was worth a read!The book is very easy to read and fairly short. It is centered … [Read more...]

Management course highlights

Just finished a great two day management course. The course came up with the following gems-To lead is to serve (where have I heard that before.....?)The appropriate way to give feedback can be described by the acronym BOOST- Ballance Observed (behaviour nor personality) Ownership (ie what can I do to help?) Specific (factual) Time- (at an approrpriate time)and High performance teams can be defined as those with-Shared vision or goal Results driven Sense of team identity Competent team … [Read more...]