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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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16
Jan

The Big Picture

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Bestselling author and social commentator Bernard Salt tackles hundreds of questions currently facing Australia. Witty, wide-ranging and down-to-earth, according to reviewers, this is a landmark vision for a nation and its people in the early decades of the 21st century. Title The big picture Subtitle: Life, work and relationships in the 21st century Author: Bernard […]

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20
Sep

The 8th Habit – From Effectiveness to Greatness – Stephen R. Covey

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Stephen R. Covey draws on his seven organisational rules for effectiveness, and presents an either principe. He looks at voice – the balance of passion, need, talent and conscience. Title: The 8th Habit – From Effectiveness to Greatness Author: Stephen R. Covey Date: 2004 Publisher: Free Press Availability: Available to borrow off the shelf from […]

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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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06
Aug

Axiom by Bill Hybels

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In Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs, author Bill Hybels divulges the God-given convictions that have dictated his leadership strategy as senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Axiom brokers accessible wisdom from one leader’s journey, as well as emboldens you to nail down the reasons why you lead like you lead. Title: Axiom Author: Bill Hybels […]

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24
Jul

J.K. Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech

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In an inspiring and memorable speech at a Harvard Commencement, world renowned J.K.Rowling talks about the importance of failure and imagination. Drawing on her own personal experiences of both, she offers deep insight into aspects of life not frequently talked about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHGqp8lz36c Originally Sourced from Youtube Date: June 5th, 2008 Format: Speech

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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

University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address – Admiral William H. McRaven

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In an address to University of Texas Alumnus, Naval Adm. William H. McRaven speaks on how to change the world, team work, perseverance, inner strength, respect, standing your ground… and making the bed. Title: University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address Speaker: William H. McRaven Format: Video (youtube) Date: 17th May, 2014

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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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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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