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Tony Cranston, the host of Talking Stories Radio (East London, UK), shares insights on the wisdom of pausing as a habit, and the pause that the world at large is experiencing right now… Tony also shares with us an accompanying meditation

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Tony Cranston, the host of Talking Stories Radio (East London, UK), shares insights on the wisdom of pausing as a habit, and the pause that the world at large is experiencing right now… Tony also shares with us an accompanying meditation



NEWS
MANAGING ORGANISATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 VORTEX
This Knowledge Resources publication, compiled and released in record-breaking time in order to help South African businesses navigate during the coronavirus pandemic and work-from-home; is being taken up as an essential resource. We contributed a chapter to the book. See more

VIRTUAL STORYTELLING CONFERENCE:STORYTELLING IN A WORLD SHAPED BY CORONAVIRUS 19
This Is a 24-hour Conference starting on Saturday 16th May 2020 at 9am Eastern USA time / 6:30pm India time. The conference website:
Conference schedule and other details here

Mover and shaker and participating organiser, Eric Miller in Chennai has requested a video clip and written contribution to this valuable virtual conference, which I have gladly provided

CULTURESCAN
have responded to an urgent need for organisations to adopt an agile “Survey – Assessment – Action” feedback loop, to facilitate coping at this time
A two-part survey has been added to the battery of surveys available to leaders. One part deals with implementation and the other with ongoing, regular operational feedback. A further detailed survey aimed at assisting employees to move through victim – coper/ survivor – to thrive and flourish stages is a great innovation. Because of the economic situation this service is offered free
Contact: steve@storytelling.co.za or centserv@iafrica.com with your personal questions

A NEW MEMBERS-ARCHIVE ARTICLE
This Halo and Noose article, “Speak to us of death …”, because of its relevance, has also been posted

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: LOUISE WORSLEY
is a pioneer in the world of project management (internationally as well as locally)
She has asked me to contribute to online Zoom sessions for PMSA, Project Management South Africa, focusing on work-from-home project teams.

BARTER ARRANGEMENTS
A wonderful help in trying times!
In exchange for a Halo and Noose membership, Gregg Krech and Linda Anderson Krech in the USA have granted me a membership of their ToDo Institute. A marvellous, generous gifting. The ToDo Institute boasts a comprehensive library of Japanese Psychology and Purposeful living. The site provides teaching in Morita Therapy (the psychology of action), Naikan (a structured means to self-reflection) and Kaizen (a way to creating continuous, small, incremental step by step improvement that adds up to huge improvement)
ToDo Institute barter Morita Therapy (the psychology of action)
Naikan is a structured method of self-reflection developed - see more


An Australian friend who does not wish to be named has donated a goodly amount for me to fix my ailing computer. In exchange I am to assist with drafting his business plan for a new venture

GAIA STORYTELLING LAB.
I've been privileged to join up with David Boje's Zoom storytelling lab on 7 True Storytelling Principles. Real cutting edge stuff.

Based on the same principles, beginning 11th May, is a unique free opportunity for forward thinking leaders. See the main body of this newsletter.





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A ground-breaking, practical compass for future leaders and their organisations who wish to move beyond simply 'doing good and doing well' - find out more


QUOTEABLE QUOTES
A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set to song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. VIKTOR FRANKL

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. ALBERT EINSTEIN

Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished. DANIEL GILBERT, psychologist

We are sitting atop a unique moment in history, a major tipping point. This time we are in provides singular opportunities that can be seized and made use of with every breath. There is only one way to do that. It is to embody, in our lives as they are unfolding here and now, our deepest values and our understanding of what is most important - and share it with each other, trusting that such embodied actions, on even the smallest of scales, will entrain the world over time into greater wisdom and health and sanity. JON KABAT-ZINN (Traditional Wisdom of Lao Tzu)



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