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Newsletter 106: Still Caught in a Vice-Like Grip
We update ourselves on how well business is adhering to its stated purpose and values - in the context of global economic, social and environmental issues
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I'm delighted to be working with THE PASTORAL INSTITUTE in Columbus, Georgia, USA - visiting for a week of anecdote circles, workshops and talks in mid February.
Candor Governance Specialists, Storytelling.co.za and I have combined to produce a wonderful governance assessment and diagnostic (survey) tool that spans the Board, Leadership, Management, Staff; looks at operating parameters, integrated capitals and resource utilisation and outcomes; covers different spans, time horizons and degree of depth; draws on leading governance practices and publications from around the world; IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND APPLY. Watch our web site for launch details.
We have been using a metaphorical card set for several years to wonderful effect. The designer Gali Salpeter in Norway, has added further projection card sets to her product range. These are wonderful tools for therapists or coaches working one-on-one with children or adults. They are also a valuable resource for story facilitators working with teams or groups.
The Culture Ambassadors Retreat takes place in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the Fall. Now is the time to book:
Stories are the most powerful way to change a culture. - Craig Wortmann (President & CEO, Wisdom Tools)
To practice mindfulness is to return to life - Thich Nhat Hanh
As democracy is perfected, the office of the president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron - H. L. Mencken (The Sage of Baltimore) in 1920
It seems reasonable to believe — and I do believe — that the more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction - Rachel Carson (Scientist, Activist, Philosopher and Authoress)
We are not unhappy today because of the complexities of life. We are unhappy because we miss its underlying simplicities - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross & David Kessler
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities -Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter Professor
This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations -George Bernard Shaw
Listening liberates the teller’s inner doctor – Graham Williams
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