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16
Jan

On the Beach Boys… the Beatles… Bono and his band- Dr Steven Garber

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The Beach Boys… the Beatles… and Bono. For a few days this week I was close enough to the Pacific Ocean to bike along the beach. Watching the sunrise, the quiet of the morning, a travel mug with Earl Grey tea… and time to think. My mind went to the Beach Boys, whose life was […]

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09
Jan

Intuitive Leadership

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As our culture shifts from modern to postmodern, pastors and church leaders are finding that old, rigid church leadership systems and structures no longer seem to work. Church leaders are searching for and discovering new, creative ways of leading–emphasising intuition, creativity, narrative, and an embrace of the chaos and tension of our time. Tim Keel, […]

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09
Jan

Principle Centred Leadership

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Stephen R. Covey demonstrates the answer to the questions how do we as individuals and organisations survive and thrive amid tremendous change? How do we unleash the creativity, talent, and energy within ourselves and others in the midst of pressure? And is it realistic to believe that balance among personal, family, and professional life is […]

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20
Sep

How to Have a Beautiful Mind – Edward De Bono

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‘Best seller Edward De Bono looks at the way in which the mind can be improved by applying both lateral and parallel thinking skills.’ Title: How to Have a Beautiful Mind Author: Edward De Bono Date: 2004 Publisher: Random House Availability: Available to borrow off the shelf from the NSLF library

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17
May

The Day TED Might Have Died

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In the following article, TED curator Chris Anderson writes about leadership, public speaking and the importance of an idea.    When I first took over leadership of TED in late 2001, I was reeling from the near collapse of the company I had spent fifteen years building, and I was terrified of another huge public failure. I […]

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03
May

Your Fear Landscape

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A few years ago, a movie called ‘Divergent’ came out. Based off a book series, the plot involves a dystopian future where society has broken into factions based on their natural abilities and proclivities. The main character finds herself in a faction called ‘dauntless’ – a group of daredevils, all of whom are trained to […]

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26
Oct

Longing for Something More by Steven Garber

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Some evenings simply mean more. Like one from a few weeks ago when Meg and I had dinner on Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We were there for the Kindlingsfest, a wonderful hope that has become incarnate over eight years, celebrating imagination, intellect, and faith among a […]

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19
Nov

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

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This book by Dr Brene Brown is a resource that some in the Forum community have used as a helpful catalyst for small discussions and deeper conversations around things that matter. Dr Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent years studying the effects […]

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17
Sep

The Night Came Calling – Luke Timp

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We ask each of our NSLF interns to write a reflection on something they have learnt during their internship. Luke turned in this short story and we thought it appropriate to share with you all.   “There’s something about the Moon that just trips you out. I swear. Just looking at it makes you feel […]

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