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Newsletter 92: ‘No, no it happened like this’: Memory and Imagination
Memory - essential, valuable and fickle ....!
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'Welcome to the New World of Virtuous Organisations' is a conversation that encapsulates the what and the how of virtuous organisations. Written by Gerald Wagner, CEO of the Institute of Inspited Organizational Cultures - see culturerolemodels.org, it appears in our Member's Article Archive
Based on research findings showing that purpose-oriented employees are the highest performers, New York University and consulting firm Imperative have launched a Workforce Purpose Index. They believe that focus should shift from “engagement” to “purpose” and that the mind-set that accompanies the latter is a catalyst for the former: imperative.com
UCT GSB has (through GetSmarter, their on-line education facility) launched their Values-Based Leadership programme. The basic 1.01 short-term, distance learning programme will provide some theory but not instill virtues. Still - it's an encouraging and long overdue move in the right direction.
John de Gruchy, Emeritus Professor in Christian Studies, University of Cape Town will be suggesting to
leaders of the Institute of Christian Spirituality in Cape Town that The Virtuosa Organisation be adopted as a resource for their new Youth Leadership Programme. This commences in May 2016
A new, provocative Member's Archive article is "Culture as Character - a concept worth considering?"
We began work this month with a client who has initiated a major sustainability for Africa campaign
I can enter into a value system which is not my own … for all human beings must have some common values … and also some different values – Isaiah Berlin, philosopher and historian
Let your conscience be your guide – Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio
Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love -Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
The more things change the more they remain the same – French novelist and journalist Alphonse Karr
The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet ― Frederick Buechner, theologian and author
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