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Leadership Development: the roots of change

August 16, 2009

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The first step in change, for an individual, an organization, or a community is changing deeply held beliefs about change. Is it possible to change? Do I have the ability to change? Do I have the will to change? The questions about change have to change; From “When is change coming?” or “Where can I […]

Consumer or Contributor: leadership in an age of consumption

August 10, 2009

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We all find meaning in life in the same way: discovering the gifts we have to offer and contributing them to others; finding something we are good at and doing it. When we see that we have made a difference by what we do, then, and only then, do we find meaning in life. In […]

gentleness

August 4, 2009

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“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength”. (St. Francis de Sales) “‘Love doesn’t mean doing extraordinary or heroic things. It means knowing how to do ordinary things with tenderness.’ Tenderness and gentleness characterize the life and work of Jean Vanier as well as L’Arche movement. Vanier observes that ‘community is […]