What do you do when it all becomes too much?

(source:  image via the Telegraph.co.uk accessed at 08.16 on 09.02.2012) When the stakes are high? There are some times in our lives, when we will attend a meeting from which it seems our whole life depends.  It may not be a matter of life and death.  Although it feels like it.  The decision made inContinue reading “What do you do when it all becomes too much?”

Thinking Outside The Box

On the official website, you will find these excellent quotes, all of which are further defined on the De Bono website. “You cannot dig a hole in a different place by digging the same hole deeper” “In any self-organising system there is a need to escape from a local optimum in order to move towardsContinue reading “Thinking Outside The Box”

Alice sends greetings for Mothers Day

In New Zealand it is now Sunday 9 May 2010 and this is the second Sunday of May.  That means, it is also the day to celebrate Mothers Day.   In another twelve hours it will also be Mothers Day in Italy, and in Singapore, amongst others.  I do not know what it is like toContinue reading “Alice sends greetings for Mothers Day”

Alice reads Burton and De bono

In my second year class on conflict resolution our text book was John Burton’s work on conflict resolution and “provention”.  Burton discusses the basic human needs that are fundamental and universal.  Burton explores the possibilities for preventing conflict.  He also distinguishes resolution from the symptoms of conflict.  Therefore Burton says the peace is not necessarilyContinue reading “Alice reads Burton and De bono”