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Newsletter 107: Embracing Imperfection

So much (sometimes hidden)damage results due to our frenetic chasing after perfection, pleasure, power, possessions, position .............

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We look at the value of working with our imperfections as we focus on our purpose, other people, presence, personhood and planet

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A few weeks ago I sat on a selection panel for SEDA (Small Enterprise Development Agency). This was to select entrepreneur finalists for their NATIONAL GAZELLE’S growth acceleration programme

Our article ushering in a new way of governance, ENTERING SPIRITUAL GOVERNANCE TERRITORY, is soon to be published by the Journal of Spiritual Leadership and Management. And this coincides with the launch of a new GOVERNANCE ASSESSMENT developed together with and Candor Governance. For more details email me here

I was privileged this month to do Conversations that Count work for a wonderful organisation based in Columbus, GA – THE PASTORAL INSTITUTE. The place, people and their practice were all marvellous to experience.

Freelance journalist Cath Everett’s article WHEN A PAT ON THE BACK IS WORTH MORE THAN A PAY RISE, showing how intrinsic motivation trumps extrinsic motivation (although this also has its place), has been added to our Article Archive. Cath produces compelling research and case studies.

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Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared – Buddha

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives -- the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change -- truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts - Salman Rushdie

The soul never thinks without a picture - Aristotle

Say not, “I have found the one true path of the Spirit!” Say rather, “I have met the Spirit walking on my path”. For the Spirit walks on all paths - Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

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