Library

20
Jan

Conversations with Myself – Nelson Mandela and Ruth Hobday

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‘Conversations with Myself draws on Mandela’s personal archive of never-before-seen materials to offer unique access to the inner world of an incomparable world leader.’ Title: Conversations with Myself Author: Nelson Mandela, Ruth Hobday (Foreword by Barack Obama) Date: 2010 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Availability: Available to borrow off the shelf from the NSLF library

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20
Sep

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Steven R. Covey

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‘In this bestselling book, Stephen R. Covey reveals a pathway to living with integrity, fairness, human dignity and service. He presents a principle-centered, integrated approach for dealing with and solving both professional and personal challenges.’ Title: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Author: Steven R. Covey Date: 1989 Publisher: Free Press Availability: Available to […]

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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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24
May

On Sausage and Law, and Kuyper Too

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What role does belief and truth play in politics and public life? In his article, Dr Garber explores this question, referencing his own experiences. “How did you find me?” It seemed an innocent question across the table of a cafe in the Dupont Circle of Washington DC. He had come from Germany, a political philosopher […]

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24
May

The Wound of Knowledge

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Knowledge is like a double edged sword. On one hand, it can lead to growth and development. On the other, it can lead to an overwhelming sense of hopelessness. Attaining knowledge is just the beginning – using it and knowing what to do with it, is something entirely different. In his article, Dr Steven Garber […]

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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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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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24
Nov

Servant Leadership (2015) – Jock Cameron

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Title: Servant Leadership Speaker: Jock Cameron Format: Audio Year published: 2015 Publisher: National Student Leadership Forum, Sydney Access: NSLF Online library

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26
May

John Rawls and the Veil of Ignorance – The School of Life

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James Winestock, one of our 2015 NSLF interns, reviews The School of Life’s John Rawls and The Veil of Ignorance. The School of Life is a YouTube channel that aims to deliver short, punchy videos summing up big political and philosophical ideas. This video is part of their political theory series. It addresses John Rawls’ […]

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