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14
Feb

Shame: the case of Old David & Abishag the pretty virgin- Zalman Kastel

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This week I spent a day with a group of mostly Muslim high school students, and restorative justice leader Terry O’Connell. We heard about a 14 year old boy, “Garry” who knocked Terry down to the ground with a punch when Terry was a young police officer. Terry found out that the teenager was stuck […]

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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
May

The Soul-Probing Question- Alyssa Henry

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Was I the only one who approached the NSLF Alumni Event with a mild sense of dread? Excitement, certainly, but also that niggling feeling of unease that comes when you know you’re about to be pushed outside of your comfort zone. As Friday night rolled around and I headed off to the Saxton’s (secretly grateful […]

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25
May

Fight or Flight? – Annie Navin

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“So that’s it. It’s all over.” I remember these words being spoken by my fellow intern, Mim Cameron, as we settled into our car seats on the last day of Forum. It was Sunday, about midday. Most of the delegates had left, our belts were buckled and the Ford Territory was poised to exit the […]

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14
Apr

The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown

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Brené Brown has spent the last ten years as a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She challenges us to consider the way we approach and construct our social worlds, how we embrace our imperfections and vulnerabilities and engage in life with authenticity […]

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09
Apr

Daring Greatly – Brené Brown

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Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She explains that when […]

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24
Nov

Lean In by Nell Scovell and Sheryl Sandberg

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Thirty years after women became 50 percent of those graduating from college, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In “Lean In”, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles […]

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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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