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Newsletter 70: Gift Giving

How can we be aware of the impact of our giving in the workplace? Is it Eros giving or Logos giving?

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Eros giving or Logos giving?
(The Virtuosa Organisation is our gift to the business community. We believe that it will change the way you lead, run your business, live your life).

On 24th June, in Johannesburg, The Quality Life Company will host a one-day workshop for leaders on ushering in the virtuosa oganisation. Contact Lizzy Mafalo for details (011) 880-9749,

For those interested in the special dynamics of the family business, three new articles in the Member's Archive,are;
- When Grandpa is also the CEO (resolving differences)
- Adidas and Puma (a case study of sibling rivalry)
- Are Family run and owned Businesses designed to fail or succeed? (tools to use)

Mike Visagie of Lumina Learning and Barney Jordaan of Mazerumule Consulting were eminent contributors


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

Values-in-action are usually more important than general high-tone philosophical value propositions - Peter Adler, David Matz, Doug Thomson (The Limelight Hypothesis, Part 1)

Stories are the secret reservoirs of values. Change the stories nations and individuals live by and tell themselves, and you change individuals and nations - Ben Okri

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries - Winston Churchill

There is held before us so constantly the picture of a world going to pieces that we almost believe it is so. Is it not time for some men and women to become imbued with another concept, to create a different picture which will show us that we are placed here by a Divine hand and are fulfilling a Divine purpose? Such an attitude would change the whole meaning of life for us Philosopher & Historian Thomas Carlyle (Heroes and the Cult of Heroes)

Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion to vice.
- Cicero (106-43 BC)

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it - Carl Jung

The mind is like an elastic band; once stretched by a new idea, it never regains its original dimension -Oliver Wendell Holmes

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