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Endorsements & Reviews
“The Halo and Noose should be seen as an exciting further step in the long process of re-connecting business life to the mainstream of human history, experience and potential.”
“This is the best book about leadership and business that I have seen in a long time. It is fresh, interesting, needed and written to reach out and touch the toughest part of each of us. This is not about story telling, but more importantly, about how we can all change our story and create a future distinct from the past. Read this book”.
“A great piece of work which stimulates one to look at life differently - very useful for consultants, trainers and coaches who can draw on the various aspects of storytelling in ways that traditional methods simply cannot.”
“What a brilliant read this was. The Halo and the Noose is a truly motivational and energizing read. The book inspires us to learn from individual life experiences, and organizations will undoubtedly achieve
“There is a definite and growing appreciation of story telling as an effective management training technique. This book covers the ground beautifully”.
“I can’t remember when last I was so impressed with something. Wow! This book needs to reach the USA and the mainstream of business and societal conversation there. I am SO excited about this publication and even more exited about having this kind of resource available………..”
“In our lifetimes we have learned literally hundreds, if not thousands of lessons through the stories that we hear. Many of the earliest nursery rhymes that we were brought up on carry powerful massages and
“The stories in the Halo and the Noose enchant and educate, and will do so for many years whilst we remain in harness”
“I’ve used extracts from this book as a basis for corporate training - they make a great impact with a wide range of staff and situations”
“The authors fuse their creatively different but complementing skills and competencies from their experiences, in the corporate business and academic worlds to create this unique signature dish. It has all the taste, life-sustaining nutrients and stylish presentation that will leave you smiling long after you finish it. The stories told in this presentation are like the aroma of the dish-awakening the sense to our humanness and our soul’s quest to have another reference - a spiritual identity, beyond our capacity to define ourselves merely by what we earn. This book will remain in your memory and you will return to it as an appetizing staple on your menu”.
Although the title of this South African book says, ‘story telling and story listening in business life’, it is also aimed at individuals, as it is a good read that entertains, whilst informs - there is much that is soulful for the spiritual seeker. Essentially the book offers an innovative and gentle approach to help, guide and motivate an audience (through story telling) which includes techniques and practical applications. At a deeper level, I felt that the book shows an improved way of conducting business. The authors say the book will raise your story IQ and that the gap between being influential or ineffective, is a very small gap, yet the difference can be huge - like a halo that slips to become a noose.
“A great piece of work which stimulates one to look at life differently - very useful for consultants, trainers and coaches who can draw on the various aspects of storytelling.” Joel Ford, trainer and consultant.
“The stories are delightful and I love the skilful way in which you explain and illustrate the relevance and connection of stories to every sphere of our short earth walk.....congratulations for a fine and profound gift that will I have no doubt, weave its magic with all those you are fortunate enough to read it”. - Bruce Copley, CEO of AAHA Learning International
“I was utterly captivated by The Halo and the Noose, and now regularly recommend it when I am facilitating my Train the Trainer & Presentation Skills courses. I am also experimenting with more use of stories in my training, and loving the fresh slant it brings to my education role (a real "VitB-Injection" after 20 years of doing what I do !)” - Roma Howard & Associates, Training & Development Practitioners, Leadership & Team Effectiveness