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Taking Off the Masks
Masks come in many forms, may be helpful and unhelpful. The coronavirus regulations regarding the wearing of masks and unsocial distancing highlights the need to talk about them
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WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHERS have many of their publications adopted as text books by institutions such as Stanford, Harvard, Princeton. They publish the Nobel Prize lecture series. Early in 2021 they will be publishing the Business Storytelling Encyclopaedia, to which Terrence Gargiulo, Steve Banhegyi and myself will contribute a full chapter. Our chapter will address the art of encouraging stories that build bridges and not walls, and counter the societal, economic and environmental impacts of negative, belittling, divisive, harmful and false narratives.
PUTTING THINGS RIGHT
A recommended new article in the Member's article archive. And also on our blog
I'm delighted to have connected with Marin, who is based in Amsterdam. Marin combines storytelling and music at his online World Ceilidhs. Look it up www.marinmillenaar.nl
MOVE ONE MILLION
Taking part in a peaceful protest against government corruption, deceit and trampling on unalienable human rights, I was struck by the good cheer and sense of 'we are not alone'
ERIC MILLER IN CHENNAI
Watch this 15-minute recording of part of
the 5th "Sacred Storytelling" session,
where Eric remembers and honours Storyteller Cathryn Fairlee
We continue to have ups and downs like most. Finances are a huge challenge for a minority population member in the South African economy.
My sister has been moved to the frail care facility in her old age home.
Our Perdita yorkie terrier, who has been with us for over 11 years, has become very unsteady on her feet and is having bladder problems - for which she has had 2 previous operations. This has resulted in quite scarred and fragile bladder tissue. She has not much time left in this life.
“It’s really using a hammer to kill a fly” - Swedish epidemiologist Anders Tegnell
"Quality questions lead to quality answers" - Jennie Lee, author and therapist
LOVE AND COMPASSION
"For love is sufficient unto love" - Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese American poet
“There is is a clear consistency between the values (in the sense of established ideals) and practices emphasized in many different spiritual teachings, and the values and practices of leaders who are able to motivate followers, create a positive ethical climate, inspire trust, promote positive work relationships, and achieve organizational goals. These spiritual values and practices also allow leaders to achieve organizational goals such as increased productivity, lowered rates of turnover, greater sustainability, and improved employee health” - Laura Reave (University of Western Ontario, Canada) Spiritual Values and Practices Related to Leadership Effectiveness Elsevier The Leadership Quarterly 16 (2005) 655–687
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