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Informal Collaborative Engagement

When stifling rules, hierarchy and silos impede collaborative relationships at work, we could use informal collaborative agreements (a form of social contract). This is how and why they work so well.

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When stifling rules, hierarchy, silos impede collaborative relationships at work, we advocate informal collaborative agreements (a form of social contract). This is how and why they work so well.

Co-authored with Justin Kennedy, we explore the psychological safe imperative in workplaces. See link that follows this newsletter. (It is also in the Halo and Noose article archive for members)

Nnaumrata Singh, India Lead, Charter of Compassion

Luke Andreski, author of Ethical Intelligence and Intelligent Ethics

Petro Janse van Vuuren (known for her strategic narrative embodiment and drama-for-life work), triggered by Mike Bonifer's Halo and Noose newsletter last month, is initiating a setting up of a Redemptive Story Group - to build bridges not walls

The work on diversity at Rondebosch United Church is poised to start

Coach Supervision are looking at organisational and individual coaching applications

I met with friend Lori during her recent visit to Cape Town to deliver a keynote speech to the 2019 International Institute of Business Analysts Summit. She works at the intersection of data, story and strategy.

TAIZE pilgrimage to Cape Town in September will offer lots, including beautiful, serene, uplifting chanting. A welcome intrusion into the noise and frenetic pace of everyday lives! See link that follows the main newsletter.

A new article on COMPASSION, so desperately needed in today's divisive, me-first world has been added to the Halo and Noose article archive. See link at the end of this newsletter. “When the rain of compassion falls, even the desert becomes a vast fertile plain” - Thich Nhat Hanh


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"A thing of beauty is a joy forever" - John Keats

"Our molecules are traceable to stars that exploded and spread these elements across the galaxy" - Neil deGrasse Tyson

"If you don't look out for yourself, no one else will", a phrase introduced by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (The Knight's Tale). Returning with greater force today?

Rick Hanson talking about the hard-wiring of learning: "The need for meaning and purpose is No. 1". Alan Rozanski adds: "It’s the deepest driver of well-being there is".

"What we most need to do is hear within us the sound of the earth crying" – Tich Nhat Hanh

"We doom each other by holding onto images of one another based on preconceptions that are in turn based on indifference to what is other than ourselves" - Anne Truitt

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