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2020
7 Apr

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[…]

2019
20 Dec

The dominance of our digital world with all its amazing benefits, has also given rise to an increasingly fake and narcissistic culture, that commodifies every-thing and every-body and instead of focusing its energies on producing more quality, it celebrates improved[…]

2017
2016
14 Jul

  In 1958, Mao Zedong devised The Great Sparrow Campaign, a radical plan to improve China’s food supply. Because sparrows like to pick grain seeds, they reduced the farmers’ yields, so Zedong called on his people to kill as many sparrows[…]

14 Mar

Approaching leadership with a power-with rather than a power-over mind-set can result in a profound transformation of organisational culture. It moves group dynamics away from fear, blame, silos, frustration and disengagement towards ownership, cooperation, creativity and meaning. This kind of[…]

2015
23 Nov

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[…]

27 Oct

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[…]

6 Oct

I started to meditate by coincidence. As part of my Karate training, we’d sit in contemplation for a few minutes before and after each training session. Even though I was only ten years old the calming, clarifying and refreshing effect[…]

30 Apr

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[…]

21 Mar

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 Slouching heavily on a chair, he wore a jumper that must have been outdated before it was made.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[…]

9 Mar

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  

24 Feb

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  

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