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So far Clive Wilson has created 18 blog entries.

Who are You when No One is Looking?

It has been said that who you are when no one is looking is who you really are. It’s in that quiet place that things like character, values, integrity and faith are forged. I am not all that I aspire to be in my private world and would be highly embarrassed if some of my [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Humility, Integrity|0 Comments

A Tale of Two Tellers

What has grace got to do with good service delivery? Nearly five years ago Lorraine and I travelled to England to give support to our younger daughter and her husband as they welcomed their first child into the world. Knowing about our trip, a German friend kindly gave us some British currency that she had [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Kindness|0 Comments

Honesty That Opens Doors

Honesty rather than ‘spin’ really does open doors! While I've never had the privilege of meeting the famous Scottish comedian, Billy Connelly, I feel like I've experienced the next best thing. Billy Strachan, also from Scotland, was the Principal of the college I attended in the North of England where I studied theology. In his [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Humility, Reality|0 Comments

Sing With One Voice

When a community of people learn to sing with one voice the result can be captivating. The Sing-Off is an a cappella singing competition in which small teams of contestants dazzle with their vocal skills. The clever way they use their voices to both sing and mimic musical instruments can leave you forgetting that they [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Community, Teamwork|0 Comments

Returning Rabbits & Building Community

The opportunity for building community can emerge from the most unlikely circumstances. Earlier this year Lorraine and I were looking after our grandsons while their parents were away. Our daughter Anna had asked me to let their pet rabbit Rexy out of his hutch for some exercise. She cautioned me however to keep an eye [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Community, Kindness|0 Comments

Watering the Gardener – Lessons from a Mentor

Taking the time to mentor someone is an investment that can have far reaching effects. In my early twenties I studied theology at a school in the North of England. The main building was a former English country home that looked distinctly like a castle. It stood within a large rural estate that included a [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Encouragement, Kindness|0 Comments

The Courage of the Woman who Saved My Life

Courage could be defined as the willingness to act when no-one else will. My only near death experience took place at a hot pools complex north of Auckland. I was three years old. My mother was watching a child that she thought was me but on realising that he wasn't, went on a frantic search. [...]

By | May 8th, 2016|Courage|0 Comments

Finishing the Race

Finishing the race is easy if things are going well. But what if things are going badly and the potential for a good result is lost? Isn't it better to stop competing? Try telling that to an athlete who made a courageous choice nearly 50 years ago that still inspires me today. I call his [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Taking Responsibility, Vision|0 Comments

Running Outside Your Comfort Zone

Who’s up for running outside their comfort zone? In 2007 I entered the Auckland Half Marathon. For someone who has never found running pleasant, this seemed like a moment of sheer stupidity. Here I was making a deliberate choice to take my body to a painful place it had never been before. The motivation was [...]

By | May 1st, 2016|Reality, Vision|0 Comments

Fancy Footwear & the Concept of Team

Could you identify a team by their footwear? Have you ever noticed that the uniforms of many sports teams playing on the international stage end at their feet? It would seem that players are given complete freedom to use whatever boots they choose. This often results in a crazy array of colours and styles that [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Teamwork|0 Comments