Why Am I Blogging?
At the start of a New Year it’s time to stop and take stock. I am retired and I live in Wellington, the Capital of New Zealand. I now have time to share some of the lessons I have learned.
* Why am I blogging?
I have had work adventures in many countries. I have worked in sixteen countries, mainly in Asia and the Pacific. I have visited some countries many times, Sri Lanka 10, Bangladesh 10, Singapore 50, Samoa 4 and in many others.
I have learned much from the people I have worked with. Over 2,500 managers have attended my workshops in a dozen Asian and Pacific countries, many at the Singapore Institute of Management, where I ran 31 three-day workshops.
Many of my experiences have been written up in my books. Some of my books have been translated into other languages. (Eighty-six editions in 18 countries and in 11 languages.)
I blog to share some of the information I have learned from others so others can learn from my mistakes. I have held many interesting jobs from a farm adviser to senior planner-programmer at the UNDP for Asia and the Pacific and carried out aid missions for four countries and three UN agencies.
* Who do I blog for?
I blog for busy people moving into leadership roles. I blog for our family and our grandchildren. My topics cover practical skills in communication, training, management and leadership.
Since I started blogging many changes have occurred, but basic principles never change, only the communication tools. People’s emotions and feelings remain the same.
My long term goal is to produce “A Handful of Tips” for 500 topics. Most of my tips come from my books.
I was advised by granddaughters to keep my blogs short because people haven’t the time to read long winded articles. That’s why a handful of tips contains only five tips.
To learn more visit our website mossassociates.co.nz and download one of our free books.
Best wishes and have a good year. Your future is in your hands.
“A rolling stone gathers no moss.”