Category Archives: A bit of fun

Stages of Grief

A fun look at the stages of grief as theorised by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

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International Day of Failure 13 October

day-of-failureWe are putting a challenge out this year. Do something to celebrate failure this year. With the international day of failure coming up on the 13th of October this is the time to fail and be proud of it.

From the website of the Day for Failure: “Without the possibility of failure there is no success, they go hand-in-hand. After all, failure means you have grabbed the opportunity to succeed. Day for Failure is the best day to show some stupidity, error estimation, awkward moments, and other fails to the world.”

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Super Rugby 2016 – Fantasy League

Super Rugby 2016

Super Rugby 2016

In 2015 we had great fun during the Rugby World Cup in predicting scores and attempting to learn lessons from the rugby field. I like sport as it gives us so many things that apply to the real world from exercise to being an avenue to let down steam. It can create camaraderie between total strangers and allow diverse people to mix and share commonalities.

There are even academic experiments that have been done on football (soccer) supporters and in group identity vs out group identity. You can read the results of this study in the book: The New Psychology of Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power. In short, people are more willing to help total strangers if they share something in common. (e.g. Support the same football team)

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