Rumour had been spreading through the factory for weeks. Their multi-millionaire owner was to send his son on a ‘surprise visit’. Management kept their eyes open for flash sports cars in the car park and well-dressed v
One of the strangest experiences I have ever had was on a visit to the Big Pit Mining Museum in Blaenavon. As part of the visit you are taken on an underground tour of the disused mine. During the course of the hour or so
I am always amazed at what lengths people go to in order to ensure they are doing their best in their work, but also to enable their fellow human beings to have a better life.
Even though it is now 5 years ago, I still ha
The disciples were an eclectic group of men, mostly ordinary working people; some, fishermen by trade. It was thought that Bartholomew was of noble birth, and Matthew a tax collector. Importantly, they were all different i
The Peter Principle is a management theory which suggests that organizations risk filling management roles with people who are incompetent if they promote those who are performing well at their current role, rather than th
It’s showing my age a bit but I grew up when many folk songs and common sayings talked about ‘the family of man’. Ignoring the gender specificity for a moment, this phrase was about the human race, about us all being
We who were born
in country places,
far from cities
and shifting faces,
we have a birthright
no man can sell,
and a secret joy
no man can tell.
For we are kindred
to Lordly things,
wild ducks flight
The South African concept of Ubuntu is encapsulated in the proverb “I am because you are”.
This is a commonly held concept in South Africa, and some other African nations, and so is espoused by many people. Archbish
The quotation below continues from yesterday’s reflection in that it focusses on the relationship between the church and the workplace.
“The essence of the church is as a community of disciples both gathered and scatt
In her essay “Why Work?”, Dorothy Sayers has some possibly harsh words to say about the relationship between the Church and the Workplace:
“In nothing has the Church so lost her hold on reality as in her failure to