Category: According to Vi

Holy Spirit..Here to Stay

This post shares an encounter with the Holy Spirit where the life of a normal young woman was radically changed. The result an assurance of His presence, friendship and love..essential for life and leadership in the 21st century and beyond.

Leading During Uncertain Times

Leading During Uncertain Times Climate Change Over the last few weeks, I have begun to ponder on leading during uncertain times. Here in the UK, it was beginning to feel like living in the tropics. The green grass has become like straw. Mini fires were breaking out because of the dry ground. The bugs were


Hi All! I mentioned last time I has lost momentum with my blogging. As a result,  I had taken an unscheduled pause in my blogging due primarily to feeling disillusioned, and needing to regroup and refocus. Well, this post tells you how I got momentum back: On my time away, I faced some real home


Hi All!! I’m back!! Well, its been quite a while since I last updated According to Vi.…Why? You might well ask… Well, though I am back on track, I will tell you why the silence…here goes:   LOSING MOMENTUM Have you ever started a project full of enthusiasm, zeal and expectation only to have someone

What is it with Montblanc pens, anyway?

I love my fountain pens. They’re a bit like being dressed to the hilt, in an expensive evening gown. Lovely slingbacks and accessories! You automatically walk tall, shoulders back, chin up.  Well, fountain pens have a similar effect on my handwriting. With wonderfully crafted nibs, I daren’t write in a sloppy, heavy-handed manner!  So, you

Good timekeeping – 10 keys for Leaders

My goodness, since we last spoke, time has sped by and we are already right in the heart of summer.  Where’s the sun for goodness sake? Over the past week,  I’ve continued to ponder on what works well in helping to improve my timekeeping. .This past week has not been so great due to the

Timekeeping for Leaders SOS

Ok…. you’re late. People say you are always late, but you know different! You know that you are simply trying to be hyper efficient with your time and to cram in as much activities as you possibly can into a limited window of opportunity. You know you’re trying to help as many people as you

How to Balance Volunteering when You Have A Busy Day Job

How Not to Treat Volunteers I wonder what gets into people’s minds when they disrespect those who are working for them and with them as volunteers. The other day, I received a call from a dear friend who was really discouraged and irritated. In her spare time, she helps to lead a particular area in

Proactive Leaders are not Couch Potatoes!

Hi All! Having launched According to Vi on June 11th, the ‘mood music’ was ‘Why on earth do you want to blog, with all you have going on?’ One person dared to ask whether I couldn’t just ‘settle with what I’m doing’ and in essence keep my good self quiet… As if I would! I love

Grenfell Tower Block Fire ….A Time for Real Crisis Leadership

Crisis Leadership on the Streets of West London Today on According to Vi,  I was going to blog about life and leadership, in a spirit of merriment and satire, but a devastating tragedy hit our local community this morning.  A tower block caught fire in the early hours of the morning, and there have been
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