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Newsletter 86: Is sharpening the axe needed?

Stephen Covey's 7th habit for effective people is sharpening the axe, and it's an element of staying in control of self during change. Why and how often are two questions for each of us to answer for ourselves

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Re-energising, refocusing, regenerating, moving from sap to zap - this month's coverage of building change resilience is Sharpening the Axe, Stephen Covey's 7th habit of effective people ...

We've added a powerful, new Practitioner Tool "Brand Projection Through Stories" by Khulu Mabatso who heads up Communication for Proctor and Gamble, Southern Africa.

Also added is an article by Eli Anderson, Director of StoryAid, master storyteller and narrative coach, who works in the area of bringing healing to neurorehabilitation patients.

We're enjoying contact with SLaM (Spiritual Leadership and Management), a go-ahead, leading-edge organisation based in Australia. Their Journal is well worth subscribing to:

The Circle of 9 Muses by David Hutchens has been published. It's a sort of best practices from around the world for leadership storytelling. We contributed! See:

We've been asked to present to the staff of Global Business Solutions on developments in the area od purposeful, virtuous organisations presentation

Upcoming at the Buddhist Retreat Centre 16th-18th October is our workshop Seeing through the Eyes of da Vinci:

A one-day Update Your Leadership Skills workshop is scheduled for October 9th in Cape Town

Email for details. (Learn how to apply concepts from transactional analysis, nonviolent communication, to effectively address criticism, handle conflicts, communicate change, and much more

On 1st October I'm giving a talk to the South African College of Applied Psychology Learning Forum at 19:00 at their Claremont Head Office

Our Member's Archive article on executing ethics (2) has been updated to include comment on 'spiritual mindfulness'


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The universe is made of stories, not atoms - Muriel Rukeiser

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten - Rudyard Kipling

Data is knowledge. Story is knowledge communicated. Robert McKee

Stories are just data with a soul - Dr Brene Brown

An economic system centered on the god of money needs to plunder nature to sustain the frenetic rhythm of consumption that is inherent to it - Pope Francis

I will continue to encourage you to try something new then you can live yourself into new ways of thinking Richard Rohr

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