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Man Must Fight

We borrow the title of a book by Gene Tunney, World Heavyweight boxing champion, to explore how conflict is a part of the human condition, and our approaches to it

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We use the sport of boxing to look at conflict. How do we respond: do we tackle head-on, avoid, respond compassionately, and look within ourselves ... ?

We continue to add to Member Resources: videos, presentations, practitioner tools, articles. Latest articles are 4 Ways Leaders Lead by Employing Virtues-Clusters, and by Dr Ana Garcia: The Multidimensional Aspect of Communications.

This month we're working with a prominent international company to write their corporate narrative and celebrate their 20th year in Africa.

In November we're set to give a talk to staff of the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP Graduate School of Coaching and Leadership) on the coaching directions offered in The Virtuosa Organisation.

Leadership and Change Magazine have commissioned a series of articles on essential but oft-neglected leadership skills. We'll cover listening, asking questions, making decisions, solving problems, letting go ....

See details of Saundra Kelley's new book in the main body of this newsletter

The hardcopy version of the Virtuosa Organisation will be released at the beginning of 2015.


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Where we stumble and fall is where we find pure gold - Carl Jung

A telling phrase from Adriaan Groenewald, Leadership Platform: “ … a transformation that embraces clarity of morals and values with matched behaviour”

Stories fulfill a profound human need to grasp the patterns of living -not merely as an intellectual exercise, but within a very personal, emotional experience - John McKee

The price of greatness is responsibility - Winston Churchill

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear - Gandhi

On appreciating the mundane (from Arnold Bennett's How to live for 24 hours a day: “In three more minutes
the tea is infused. You can begin your day while drinking it. These details may seem trivial to the foolish, but to the thoughtful they will not seem trivial. The proper, wise balancing of one's whole life may depend upon the
feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour. I am entirely convinced that what is more than anything else lacking in the life of the average well-intentioned man of to-day is the reflective mood".

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less - C.S. Lewis

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