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17
May

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5 Hour Rule

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Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning – using the 5 hour rule. In the article “Malcolm Gladwell Got Us Wrong,” the researchers behind the 10,000-Hour Rule set the record straight: Different fields require different amounts of deliberate practice in order for someone to become world-class. If 10,000 hours isn’t an absolute rule […]

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14
Feb

Entrepreneurial Imagination & Vocation- Dr Steven Garber

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What is entrepreneurial imagination? What is entrepreneurial vocation? It is always some unique-in-history twining together of creativity and responsibility– knowing why they matter to us and to our societies was the question of the evening. But why does responsibility matter so much? What if we just imagine ourselves as responsible– isn’t that the same?” Last […]

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15
Jan

Living the 7 Habits

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Success that endures — sustainable and balanced success — can seem difficult to achieve in today’s turbulent, complex world of change. But those who achieve this kind of success live by seven universal, timeless, self-evident principles that apply in any situation, in any culture. Dr. Covey shows how successful people have used these principles to […]

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11
Jan

Turning Point

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Turning Point is the definitive analysis of contemporary Australia…a guidebook for our times. It is essential reading for anyone who cares about Australia’s future. In this illuminating book, Australia’s leading social researcher Hugh Mackay picks his way through the swirling ambiguities and finds evidence of a fundamental shift in our way of thinking about Australia. […]

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09
Jan

Under the Unpredictable Plant

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In this book Peterson clarifies the pastoral vocation by turning to the book of Jonah, in which he finds a captivating, subversive story that can help pastors recover their vocational holiness. Peterson probes the spiritual dimensions of the pastoral calling and seeks to reclaim the ground taken over by those who are trying to enlist […]

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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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17
Sep

Come and See by Dr Steven Garber

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A long time ago, most of 30 years, I met a young man from Richmond, VA, in a summer study program on the Chesapeake Bay. Set on a beautiful old farm near St. Michaels, we called it “Knowing & Doing,” and spent a month together working out the connection between belief and behaviour, between our […]

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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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