A how to guide: Festive office 101

**If you just want to look at the pretty pictures, scroll to the bottom** A few years ago I made the decision to embrace seasons – Christmas being the best and most important of all. From commandeering tree and house decorating to playing Christmas carols at any...

Closing the divide: faith and the day-to-day

“The closer you can get the divide between your day-to-day and your faith, the more effective you will be for the Kingdom – and the greater joy you will have in your work.” – Mike Baird, Premier of New South Wales, Crusader Business Breakfast...

I know you’re busy

I’m not offended easily but if there’s one sure way to offend me, it’s to call me busy. “Oh I’d love to catch up, but I know you’re busy” “Mel, you are so busy – you do too much.” And today’s “Hi...

Thanks for your email.

…but i’m currently out of the office. I will respond to your email when I return. Out of office emails are poorly formatted , incredibly boring and, truly, a double edge sword. 1. Their immediacy is annoying. Annoying because you sent the email because you...

In the shadows

As I waited in the shadows for two guys, a truck and a tree, I saw her. Unbeknown to the stress her visit caused my 9.5 hour day, she glanced up from her phone as she took a few more steps toward me. As the tree was lowered to the ground from the truck tray, she...

Today my boss exploded.

It was more like a passionate, endearing teacher at the dress rehearsal than Miranda Priestly in Devil wears Prada. A teacher who has promised the showstopper of the year, but the night before the curtains rise, the leads are still learning their lines, the sets come...