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Newsletter 128: Tamara Smiles a Lot


Meet the storyteller of Siberia. If you’ve experienced huge disadvantage, failure and setback, felt like giving up, her story provides perspective.

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WHAT'S IN THIS NEWSLETTER
Meet the storyteller of Siberia. If you’ve experienced huge disadvantage, failure and setback, felt like giving up, her story provides perspective. Read more




NEWS
THE CLIMATE CHANGE BATTLE HOTS UP.
In his keynote address last month to leaders and scientists from more than 200 countries in Poland, Sir Richard Attenborough said that “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon”.

I won a prize from the Pachamama Alliance this month –
a copy of Paul Hawkens’ wonderful, comprehensive plan to reverse global warming: Drawdown.

ENGAGING WITH MBA STUDENTS
In this quarter ’ll be facilitating and lecturing at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business CT students, on organisational leadership, spirituality and virtues in business

VIRTUOSA ORGANISATIONS
Five years after the intervention at G-Wiz, a workshop is being run this month as a refresher, update, and induction for new staff members

CONVERSATIONS THAT COUNT. New topics continue to expand our repertoire include Virtues and Values (including civility, respect, new diversities in the workplace (mid-life crisis), and Quality Coaching that Counts


ARTICLE ARCHIVE (Halo and Noose)
Death of the Customer Contact Centre has been posted. Soon to appear is Living a Spiritual Lifestyle. Should you require special access to either of these articles, please be in touch. centserv@iafrica.com






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QUOTEABLE QUOTES
SPIRITUALITY
The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both - Carl Sagan (Scientist & Astronomer)

Enlightenment for a wave is the moment the wave realizes that it is water. At that moment, all fear of death disappears - Thich Nhat Hanh (Buddhist monk)

PERSONAL GROWTH
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves – Edmund Hillary (Conquered Everest with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay)

New research shows that people of all ages continue to see the value reading brings to building knowledge and developing new skills – Agata Nowakowska (Area Vice President, Skillsoft)

A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose its moorings or orientation... Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart larger - Ben Okri (African Author and Poet)

WORKPLACE LIFE
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence – it is to act with yesterday’s logic – Peter Drucker (Business and Management Guru)

Organisations that invest in developing leaders during significant transformations are 2.4 times more likely to hit their performance targets – Prof Nick van Dam (Chief Learning Officer, McKinsey & Co)



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