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Newsletter 34: Haiku Winners and Staff Choices

We publish the 10 winning haikus, offer 7 staff choices (diagnostics and articles)

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The February Management Today link will be posted in our next newsletter

We announce the winners of our haiku competition and single out recommended articles from our diagnostics and articles archives

Judging by the number of story practitioners emerging in Scandinavia, it seems as if this is the new Silicon Valley of corporate story, emulating the Scandinavian crime-writer boom.

Sue Hollingsworth and Gilly Southwood host an Introduction to Narrative Leadership in Cape town on 28th February. Enquiries to 0828724512 or 0217882568

We have posted a wonderful article by Kendall Haven in our articles archive

New articles include thoughts on Protest and complaint, hypnosis and story.

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"A great mass of quantified, rigorous research positively and unequivocally substantiates the value of story structure and the process of oral story telling" Kendall Haven

"If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul" Gulistan of Moslih Eddin Saadi, thirteenth century Persian poet

"You were born with potential. You were born with good. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly." Rumi

"It struck me as I listened to those two men that a truer nomination for our species than Homo sapiens might be Homo narrans, the storytelling person. What differentiates us from animals is the fact that we can listen to other people’s dreams, fears, joys, sorrows, desires and defeats — and they in turn can listen to ours". Author Henning Mankell

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