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17
May

The transformative value of conversation – Jon Owen

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The following thought is from Jon Owen of Urban Neighbours of Hope. Jon has been a regular speaker at the Forum, and lives and works in the community in Mt. Druitt in Sydney’s Western suburbs. He and his family live out the idea of servant leadership in a very tangible and humble way amongst their […]

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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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12
Apr

Words that Matter- Dr Steven Garber

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Our vocations grow out of our beliefs about the way things are, about what matters and what doesn’t matter; what we do with life is born out of our commitments about the meaning of life. In his article ‘Words that Matter’, Dr. Steven Garber discusses the place of words and language in shaping culture and […]

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06
Apr

Presidential Address – 2016 National Prayer Breakfast

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A unique and significant part of NSLF each year is hearing from our political leaders about how their faith and values inform their approach to leadership and impact their lives more broadly. Although in a different context, we thought our Forum Alumni might be interested to hear US President Barack Obama reflect on these topics […]

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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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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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25
Oct

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

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Called one of the “ten most influential books in America” by the Library of Congress, Man’s Search for Meaning is a book which must be grappled with if one wants to understand the nature of suffering and how to find meaning in the face of tragedy and brokenness. Frankl, with brutal honesty and almost transcendent […]

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20
Oct

Rethinking work- forward by Steven Garber; article in the NY Times

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“When you take all opportunities for meaning and engagement out of the work that people do, why would they work, except for the wage?” The author of NY Times opinion piece “Rethinking Work” expounds a fascinating opinion, examining long- held assumptions about why we work. The author maintains that the motives of workers have long […]

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25
May

Past Delegate Reflection – Kallum Fraser

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When my good friend Max pitched me the idea of going to last years forum, I had no idea just how much of an impact this one event could have on my life. He tried his best to explain what those four jam packed days looked like and to be honest I didn’t really know […]

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24
May

Servant Leadership – Commissioner Andrew Scipione

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Above is an excerpt of Commissioner Andrew Scipione’s address to the delegates of 2012 in the Great Hall, Parliament House. Title: Servant Leadership Speaker: Commissioner Andrew Scipione Format: Video Year Published: 2015 Publisher: National Student Leadership Forum Access: Online Library of the National Student Leadership Forum

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