Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The modern leader doesn’t just lead a company. The modern leader is a figurehead, a public persona, a personality. They have a story to tell and a message to share, both within their company and their industry. This story generates trust, buy-in and affinity and can be the difference between roaring success and abject failure. The problem? Many leaders make painful mistakes when telling their story, undermining their quest to inspire and empower. David Pearl is the author of Story For Leaders, a book that outlines how to create a compelling story and deliver it with impact. He is founder of non-profit social venture Street Wisdom, which transforms ordinary city streets around the world into inspirational learning zones through the power of storytelling. Pearl is creative confidante to high-profile CEOs and their teams across the globe and his most recent book, Wanderful, explores our innate internal guidance system to help … [Read more...] about 10 Mistakes Leaders Make When Sharing Their Story
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They are both beautiful countries and stand out amongst their south east asian counterparts for their food, culture and scenery. But which one is your choice for travelling or living in? Here are some introductory thoughts… Influences Thailand is a constitutional monarchy and the former king, King Bhumibol, was greatly loved and respected. His son, King Maha Vachiralongkorn, now maintains the customs and traditions of the Thai monarchy. His coronation was an elaborate ceremony in May 2019 celebrated by all Thais. The main religion in Thailand is Theravada Buddhism. Monks retain high status and are a big part of daily life, from festivals to daily blessings. Young Thai men become novice monks for a period – usually 1-3 weeks – to earn “merit” for their families. Thailand is a hodge podge of old culture and traditions fused with modern western influences – often at the same time. Thais celebrate everything and are reasonably tolerant to all cultures. Thai people always try … [Read more...] about Vietnam versus Thailand – which is the best for travel or living?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin “Everyone should own a Beezy Bailey.” David Bowie High praise indeed from the late great musician and artistic collaborator of the South African artist Beezy Bailey. After meeting in South Africa in the mid 1990s, David Bowie made at least 50 paintings with Beezy while recording his album Outside in New York. If owning a painting or sculpture by Mr. Bailey isn’t a possibility, seeing his colorful, energetic work certainly is, in two exhibitions organised by Everard Read gallery. More than 30 pieces are on show at Everard Read’s London gallery in Chelsea and in a site-specific exhibition at Boughton House , a glorious historic home in Northamptonshire. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity for public visits. Viewing the art, along with house tours and exploring the gardens is currently possible at Boughton but it’s not regularly accessible like other stately homes. Boughton House, the historic seat … [Read more...] about Beezy Bailey’s Balm For A Mad World Boughton House, Northamptonshire
“Whilst Thailand is often nicknamed the ‘land of a thousand 7-elevens’, with a convenience store on just about every corner, there are very few of these in Vietnam, for now.” With the Thai Baht on a high at the moment, along with stricter enforcement of visa rules, some expats say they’ve had enough and are heading to Vietnam, or some other south east Asian country, where they might improve their personal situation. For example, an expat pensioner, on a fixed income, from a country where the Thai baht has risen against your currency, Thailand has become a more expensive option – perhaps impossible to make ends meet anymore with your old pension. The British pound, as just one currency, has gone from around 55 baht to the pound four years ago, to now around 39 baht, a big loss in value. Meanwhile the cost of living in Thailand has risen over the last decade. But Vietnam has its own challenges and, whilst being an amazing place to explore as a tourist, may not be to everyone’s … [Read more...] about So you want to move to Vietnam?
In the world of business, everyone loves a contract. What’s not to love? They make you feel warm and fuzzy. A contract implies commitment, negotiation, and agreements to mitigate risk—all good things. advertisement advertisement After signing a contract, both sides feel confident that they can start from a place of trust with clear expectations in place. But here’s what many companies get wrong: While employment may be secured on paper, it also represents a relationship that needs to be continually fostered and maintained . Not taking the above into account is why many leaders are often blindsided by high turnover rates (as we all saw with the Great Resignation ). “What happened?” they ask. They had a contract, after all, which is a “done deal.” But I like to remind my peers in leadership that, just as in a marriage, a piece of paper isn’t a guarantee for future longevity in the workplace. advertisement Contracts fall short of … [Read more...] about Instead of binding contracts, focus on this workplace touchstone for connected team
(Reuters) - The defence chief of Myanmar's shadow government has called for international help to arm its resistance forces fighting the ruling military, requesting support similar to that being given to Ukrainians battling invading Russian troops. The people of Ukraine and Myanmar's pro-democracy militias are all fighting for freedom and giving their lives, but those taking on Myanmar's well-equipped army need more than international solidarity, said Yee Mon, the National Unity Government's (NUG) defence minister. "The stance of international community for Myanmar is moral support for us and we are grateful for it. We will be much more appreciative if we get physical support such as arms and funding," he said in handwritten remarks provided to Reuters. "With that support, we will be able to end the revolution sooner, minimising the loss of people and their property." Western allies have been arming fighters in Ukraine to resist Russia's invasion, which Moscow calls a "special … [Read more...] about Myanmar resistance urges West to provide arms for fight against junta
A man walks as a restaurant gets ready at the croisette at the Croisette in Cannes, southeastern France, on May 16, 2022, ahead of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The festival will take place from May 17 to 28. Image: AFP/Patricia de Melo Moreira The red carpet is ready for the opening of the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, with Oscar winner Forest Whitaker as the first guest of honor and a French zombie comedy to kick off proceedings. The masks are off, health passes are no longer needed and the world’s leading cinema get-together is ready to party after two years in which the pandemic put a dampener on proceedings. Whitaker, the 60-year-old star of “The Last King of Scotland” and cult films such as “Ghost Dog” and recent TV hit “Godfather of Harlem,” will pick up an honorary Palme d’Or at the opening ceremony on the Cote d’Azur. Image: Twitter/@forestwhitaker He won an acting award at the festival back in 1988 for his role as jazz legend Charlie Parker in Clint … [Read more...] about Cannes film fest launches with veterans and zombies
Pro-democracy activists and relatives of those who died in the bloody crackdown of May 1992 gathered at Thammasat University yesterday to mark 30 years since one of the most terrible days in modern Thai history. It's something that shouldn't be forgotten and what occurred so tragically needs retelling. The military under the government led by coup maker and Prime Minister Gen Suchinda Kraprayoon started a bloody crackdown against anti-junta protesters on May 17 of 1992. Scores were confirmed dead while many protesters mysteriously disappeared over the course of the days that followed. Many are still classified as missing. Despite the blood and tears, Bloody May 1992 become a watershed moment in modern Thai history. It catapulted the awakening of a democratic movement after the junta returned to the barracks due to the intervention of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great acting as mediator between the military government and protesters. The 1997 Constitution -- dubbed the … [Read more...] about Thais dream of democracy
A video of a Russian helicopter getting annihilated is making the rounds online. In a video recently tweeted by Rob Lee, a Russian helicopter was obliterated by a Ukrainian drone strike, and there’s no question it’s one of the best videos from the war that we’ve seen so far. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Give it a watch below. It’s absolutely insane. This might be the first TB2 UCAV aviation kill. It looks like a Russian Mi-8 helicopter was struck while dismounting soldiers onto Snake Island. https://t.co/WUzl79ipFt pic.twitter.com/EleZYZwT2a — Rob Lee (@RALee85) May 8, 2022 Of all the wild videos that we’ve seen from the war in Ukraine , there’s no doubt at all that this one is among the most insane. In fact, I’m not sure we’ve ever seen anything like it before. That helicopter got absolutely torched by the Ukrainian drone strike. Ukraine Vaporizes Two Russian Boats In Awesome War … [Read more...] about Russian Helicopter In Ukraine Gets Obliterated In Crazy Viral Video
A horrifying video of sharks feasting in the ocean is making the rounds online. In an Instagram video shared by @jindys_travels, the carcass of a large whale was getting torn up by an unbelievable number of sharks . The location of the terrifying scene was off the southern coast of Western Australia, according to BroBible . (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The caption on the video reads as follows: Over a week ago we stayed at Betty’s beach campground just outside of Albany, John went for his morning fish and noticed something in the water so he flew the drone over. It was a 15m humpback whale carcass! We were in shock with just how many sharks there were surrounding it we couldn’t count them all! For those of you who aren’t easily scared, you can watch the video below. View this post on Instagram A post shared by INDY & JOHN | LAP … [Read more...] about Sharks Feast On The Carcass Of A Dead Whale In Horrifying Viral Video