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When things go wrong who should take the rap- Directors (Agents), Shareholders (Owners) or other stakeholders?

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When things go wrong who should take the rap- Directors (Agents), Shareholders (Owners) or other stakeholders?

"People lie, the president lies, corporations lie and cheat .... The world is ugly and not many people are willing to stand up to it any more" - Detective Harry Bosch (Michael Connelly: Two Kinds of Truth)

The state of things in the world - environmentally, economically and socially - coupled with a seeming lack of moral backbone, pursuance of self-interest, and rank bad behaviour at all levels, has prompted the call in this newsletter for more responsible leadership. Perhaps of a higher spiritual nature.


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For it is in giving that we receive - St. Francis of Assisi

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give……
It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding;
Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors - Kahlil Gibran

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver - Maya Angelou

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving - Albert Einstein

Heaven is earth transformed by love when earthly life is lived in love – Ilea Delio

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it - Carl Jung

You understand so little of what is around you because you do not use what is within you - Hildegard of Bingen

You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are! - Eckhart Tolle

Wonder is one of the wildest elements and qualities on the massive scale of human experience. Just a pinch of it stops time. The world halts. The eyes fill. You become for a small time, everything you truly are – Victoria Erickson (Edge of Wonder)

I don't know anything about consciousness. I just try to teach my students how to hear the birds sing - Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

We get up in the morning. We do our best. Nothing else matters. In the end everything will be alright. And if it’s not alright it’s not the end - Lines from the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

This religious and political transformation is what some hope will be a ‘Great Turning’ toward a global community based on shared human connection, dedicated to the care of our planet, committed to justice and equality, that seeks to raise hundreds of millions from poverty, violence, and oppression - Diana Butler Bass

In organizations, real power and energy is generated through relationships.The patterns of relationships and the capacities to form them are more important than tasks, functions, roles and positions - Margaret Wheatley

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