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15
Sep

The Vulnerability Hangover

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The Vulnerability Hangover by Jess Bellingham If you have ever had any involvement in the Forum, chances are you have also experienced what we interns like to call the ‘vulnerability hangover’. Unlike a regular hangover, the vulnerability hangover has nothing to do with mixing drinks, lack of hydration and flashbacks to dancing on the table. […]

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20
Jul

You the Leader – Becoming a Leader of Substance by Phil Pringle

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Best selling author Phil Pringle uses 30 years of practical knowledge to write this book on leadership. He gives practical advice and examines the attributes of historical and contemporary leaders. Title: You the Leader – Becoming a Leader of Substance Author: Phil Pringle Format: Book Year Published: 2002 Publisher, City: Whitaker House, Richmond Access: Borrowable […]

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04
Jul

Seminar – Leadership in the Business World

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At our most recent ‘Open Conversations’ seminar, we had the privilege of speaking to Tim Pickles and Jonathan Stephen on leadership within the business world. Both successful businessmen in their own right, their wisdom and insight was invaluable. Here are 15 quotes from the night. 1. “Be excellent in whatever you have NOW.” 2. “Even […]

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06
Jun

You Won’t Make It If You Fake It

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Bill George debunks the popular saying, “Fake It Till You Make It” and delves into the importance of authenticity within leadership and personal development. The cover of last January’s Harvard Business Review featured the subhead, “When it’s OK to fake it till you make it.” “Faking it” is the antithesis of authentic leadership. Following this […]

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19
Apr

Where True Power Lies

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Jon Owen has spoken at the Forum several times and is actively engaged with his wife Lisa and family with Urban Neighbours of Hope. We are grateful to be able to share some of his thoughts as he lives and works with friends in his local community at Bidwell in Western Sydney. I witnessed a […]

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05
Apr

What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

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  ‘What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, […]

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19
Feb

His Excellency The Governor General (2015)

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Speaker: Governor General Peter Cosgrove Format: Audio Year Published: 2015 Publisher: National Student Leadership Forum Access: NSLF Online Library

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24
Nov

Protected: An Introduction to Faith and Values (2015) – Stu Bade

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18
Nov

The Moral Bucket List by David Brooks

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David Brooks is an Op-Ed columnist and the author, most recently, of “The Road to Character,” from which this essay is adapted. This piece was published in the NY Times Opinion section on April 11, 2015 ABOUT once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in […]

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02
Nov

Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy? – David Brooks

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Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves “Adam I” and “Adam II.”) Brooks asks: Can […]

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