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Newsletter 102: Building BounceBackAbility

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When faced with traumatic change events and transitions, some sink and some swim. What makes the difference?

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STRUGGLING TO FIND YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE? Read "Why Am I Here?", newly posted in the Member's Article Archive, or on LinkedIn

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WHY AM I HERE? gives you the right approach to finding your purpose in life and KING SPREADS ITS WINGS explains why business, the public sector and NGOs should embrace the new King IV report due to take effect by 2017

Diversity is as hot a topic as ever. See Graham's article posted in Culture University

In mid-October there is a unique online gathering of the most prominent story practitioners from around the world. The reason is to explore the field of story work and its future – how can we make a difference in the world we find ourselves in today. I am taking part and will feed back to you in next month’s newsletter

South Africa's education crisis due to ongoing student riots: see the main body of this newsletter


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

"In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught" - Baba Dioum, Senegalese Forestry Engineer

“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion. When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing. When you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors. When you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you. When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed” -Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, Signet 1996)

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