Posts Tagged Big Questions


The Great Professionalism Debate

So here is the Big Question: Do you, or Don’t you? Do you certify, or don’t you? In today’s South Africa, where the pressure to deliver is greater than anywhere else in the world, once you have carved up your precious 24-hour day into pieces for work (too big), the wife and kids (too little), […]

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Career Choices

I was recently approached by a high school boy to give him some advice on the subjects he should choose because he didn’t know what career he wanted to choose. Initially I was amazed at his request, until I realised that he was still thinking that if he made the wrong choice now, he would […]

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Are we there yet?

“Rome wasn’t built in one day” my mother used to say. And neither were the pyramids, I’m sure. Or any other worthwhile project. But how do you know it will be built at all? Or when it will be completed? How can you keep your enthusiasm, your motivation going while the going gets rough? It […]

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Plans for 2011

As I’m writing this, it is the morning of the 3rd January 2011. It is a new year lying ahead, full of promises and potential. Many people have made New Years Resolutions that they have already broken, other’s haven’t even started working and are still on vacation or travelling. Schools are only due to open […]

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