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April 7 2020
nine gates

The Japanese art of Kintsugi describes the breaking of a pot, that is then put back together with liquid gold or silver. It looks like this:   We usually don’t break our vases willingly, but here, what was a mundane[…]

November 23 2015

For an old misanthrope such as yours truly, books on positive psychology are equally a challenge and a good idea. With “The Happiness Advantage“ Harvard graduate and fellow consultant Shawn Acor did a wonderful job of making an elegant, simple, extensive[…]

October 27 2015

What a fantastic ride into the dark corners of the mind it was. Subtle, touching, hilarious, enlightening – I was deeply impressed by the nine-day SAT retreat that I recently attended together with 41 others at the ZIST institute. The SAT (Seekers[…]

April 30 2015

This is my final gala speech, after the 6 months public speaking development journey with http://www.gingertraining.co.uk. I’m very grateful to have had this opportunity and to share this amazing experience with a group of outstanding, wonderful and inspiring individuals. It has enriched[…]

March 21 2015

The first time I encountered Marshall on an old DVD. Slouching heavily on a chair, he wore a jumper that must have been outdated before it was made. His movements were relaxed and nonchalant. He spoke slowly and assertively, and[…]

March 9 2015

Author and public speaking expert Sarah Lloyd-Hughes on finding meaning in your speaking, story telling and a 30 seconds imprivisation. Sarah’s website: www.gingerpublicspeaking.com Sarah’s book: How to be brilliant at public speaking  

February 24 2015

Author and public speaking expert Sarah Lloyd-Hughes on her own inspirational speaking journey and the power of authenticity. Sarah’s website: www.gingerpublicspeaking.com Sarah’s book: How to be brilliant at public speaking  

December 9 2014

Unwillingly, in recent years, numerous organisations have fallen victim to a self-inflicted form of totalitarianism – restructuring. In a fervent battle for survival, they launch batteries of restructuring initiatives, plunging themselves into a chronic state of flux, and leaving their[…]

June 30 2014

If you want to make it virtually impossible for someone else to change their behaviour try unsolicited advice. This advanced alienation strategy, often falsely discredited as “smartassiness”, requires absolute faith in your own superiority. If you are still a little[…]

June 14 2014

If you think that by now you have become a master of shame inductions, you should be ashamed of yourself. We’re now going to take this business to a whole new level; take heed: You haven’t truly mastered the language[…]

June 2 2014

After reading this tutorial you will never again have to worry about friends annoying you with requests (or calling you in the first place), happy co-workers spoiling your day with their naïve joie de vivre, or spouses smothering you with[…]

December 19 2013

It’s almost Christmas and here in the UK the nation is busy getting yet another drink in at yet another do. Last Saturday I committed myself to this cultural and social chore wholeheartedly. A good friend has established a tradition[…]