While in Japan I had the opportunity to sleep in a traditional Monastery run by Buddhist monks. Although you sleep on a futon on a tatami mat, it is actually extremely comfortable.
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Dating back more than 900 years, tea ceremonies in Japan were a way of welcoming guests . Participating in one yourself is a must if you visit Japan. Which is what I did today on my first day in Osaka.
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As children, we constantly asked questions to learn. What is this? Why is the sky blue? How does that work? We directed a constant stream of questions to our parents and adult figures in order to learn. However, as soon as we got to school all that stopped. We seemed to automatically trust the answers received from teachers, trusted leaders and those in positions of power. We no longer challenged why. Continue reading “Have we Lost the Ability to Question?”
January in Australia is not just summer, but the start of another exciting season of tennis. Almost every state in Australia is involved in live tennis action for the lead up to Grand Slam excitement in Melbourne. Continue reading “Open Season on Tennis”
It is that time of year again. The Christmas decorations begin to appear into office workstation. Employees start planning their additional extra curricular party activities. Often this involves lunches, dinners and after work drinks. Most organisations are also looking to make savings and the end of year Christmas party is usually the first victim of their budget. But don’t throw away the idea straight away because the office party has many benefits for long term success of your business. Continue reading “Why we still need the Office Christmas Party?”
A blank gap on your resume raises eyebrows from recruitment managers. These gaps may be months or years where an applicant has not been in the traditional workplace.
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It is impossible to try and understand what it was like for the men and women who lived, and died, during World War One. However, that does not stop us remembering the sacrifice they made.
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