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Newsletter 80: Where there is no vision the people perish

The second of the change challenge factors, personal vision, is examined

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Last month we looked at how we might better respond to the challenge of change by developing a positive attitude. The second aspect of facing the challenge of change is being guided and supported by a strong personal vision. (Be warned: our approach to personal visioning is somewhat radical!)

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Also be in touch with Graham if you would like a free, confidential assessment of your own change resilience)

On 16th March Graham and Peter Fox are giving a talk on virtues-based organisations to the staff of WWF, followed by a meeting to explore some of their projects

On 18th March, Knowledge Resources launch the hardcopy version of The Virtuosa Organisation - at 18:30, V&A Waterfront Aquarium, Cape Town

Kim Cameron (William Russell Professor of Management & Organizations, Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education, School of Education, University of Michigan), well known for his research on virtuous organisations, has sent this encouragement in connection with The Virtuosa Organisation:
"I believe that you and your co-authors will have very important impact on business and leadership".

Graham's article on 'Contemplating the Web of Business Life' (in our Article Archive) is being published in the forthcoming issue of Wise Brain Bulletin (Pages 17 to 26: download here

We have stocks of the hardcopy of 'Revelling in Transition: a workbook about planning and implementing major transition for individuals and organisations'. Should you wish to have a copy (or copies) and reside in the Cape Town area I would be happy to get it to you - phone 084 6285 703

RECOMMENDED new articles in the Member's archive: Focusing on Focusing, and Lotus Seeds: emerging models of virtuous organisations


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

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise - Oscar Wilde

Self-critical thinking is necessary to see one's own shadow self and one's own narcissism…..only when I encounter my shadow do I realize that my biggest problem is me! - Richard Rohr

All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke

There is no road, the road is made by walking - Antonio Machado

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