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Newsletter 109: I didn’t see that coming!

How do we make space for the unknown in our lives, the set-backs that are still to happen – those sudden, unexpected, unforeseen events that strike when we’re not ready – as individuals and organisations

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How do we make space for the unknown in our lives, the set-backs that are still to happen – those sudden, unexpected, unforeseen events that strike when we’re not ready – as individuals and organisations


Response to LOVE THE HIGHEST VIRTUE in the Ancient Wisdoms booklet:
What a delightful and moving article to end my week. Some of the stories are both moving and heart-wrenching. It leads me to want to become a better version of myself and double down on 'love' as a core value at work. Richard Sheridan, CEO, Chief Storyteller - Menlo Innovations, Author Joy, Inc

From Edgar Schein, corporate culture guru:
Dear Mr. Williams--I have just finished your wonderful gift on the Internet about Ancient Wisdom. It is a great collection that has put in one document so many separate thoughts and insights that are scattered in our literature. I love all the stories and quotations that you provide. My own efforts along these lines with many stories are in my recent book Humble Consulting (2016) and will be elaborated in the book I am doing with my son which will be called Humble Leadership. I would love to meet you sometime and discuss the dilemma of how to get more of these ideas implemented in the business world that still operates by a strong culture of competitive individualism and bureaucracy that creates unnecessary distance between people

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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

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away” - Picasso

“Businesses are lost the second we prioritise process over humanity” – Bernadette Jiwa (The Story of Telling April 28 2017)

“The greatest leader forgets himself and attends to the development of others” - Lao Tzu (600 BC)

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” - Gandhi

“He (Francis of Assisi) shows us just how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace” – Pope Francis

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