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July 26, 2016

1) “We don’t need another hero” (Tina Turner)

We live in a post-heroic age, or at least post-Napoleonic style heroism. We no longer need to be the leader that has all the answers and tells others what to do; but we need to become the leader who invites multiple voices t...

July 19, 2016

An underused but essential word: entelechy

Aristotle invented the word "entelechy" to describe the process of actualising potential i.e. taking a concept and making it real. More than that, he used it to refer to the will that turns the mass of organic matter that we ar...

July 13, 2016

“All communication is either a loving response or a cry for help”,Tony Robbins.

Our body’s priority, above and beyond gaining pleasure, is to avoid pain. This has been shown in economics research (e.g. by Nobel laureate Danny Kahneman): loss aversion trumps the possibil...

July 6, 2016

What does it take to be a leader? You will find numerous books and ideas around leadership and many of them talk about vision and being able to bring people on board to make things happen and turn your vision into a reality e.g. here. But where does our vision come fro...

July 6, 2016

“We’re only as sick as our secrets”. The principle is key to the 12 step programme for addiction recovery. The principle also underlies Truth and Reconciliation Commissions around the world, from South Africa to Algeria and Canada. The idea is that we all carry secrets...

July 4, 2016

 The counterintuitive cure for when you can’t relax...

We’ve all been there.

Something happens and suddenly, you feel stressed. You want to relax but nothing seems to work. Sleep, diet, work and relationships suffer…

Eventually, the body gets bored of this and either coll...

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