The Art of Strengths Coaching

S is for Xola Sdiki: Being A Positive Leader Of Peers In South Africa

Xola is an 18 year old who was selected as a GOLD Peer Educator when he was in grade 10 due to his leadership potential.

(He says he was already influencing people, Read more

D is for Archie Duncanson: Publishing ‘Ecology Begins At Home’

Ecologist Archie Duncanson set his heart on being a writer when he was a boy. Disappointed by his teenage attempts at fiction, he gave up.

Then, driven by his passion for the environment, Read more

S is for Symphonia For South Africa: Partner For Possibility Programme

The video above describes some aspects of the Partner for Possibility approach expressed by Symphonia. Here are some extracts from the organisation’s web site.

Symphonia for South Africa is a registered Non-Profit Read more

A is for Axiom News: Producing Journalism That Gives People Hope

Axiom News publishes stories that focus on people’s strengths and provide positive ways forward.

Here are some details about their work. These excerpts are taken directly from their web site. You can discover Read more

L is for Lumiar Schools: Developing Innovative Approaches To Education

Ricardo Semler became famous for his business books such as Maverick. These described the radical management approach that was employed in his company Semco. You can learn more about Semco’s portfolio via the Read more

B is for Michael Bungay Stanier: Doing Great Work

Michael is the Senior Partner of Box of Crayons. This is a company that helps organisations to do less Good Work and more Great Work.

In this presentation at Google Michael talks Read more

F is for Peter Fenwick: The Art Of Dying Well

Peter is a neuropsychiatrist. He and his colleagues have done extensive research into the actual process of dying.

This involved listening to over 1,000 people who were experiencing the process. They found Read more

G is for Sam Goldstein And Robert Brooks: Resilience In Children

Sam Goldstein and Robert Brooks have written many books on resilience. This article gives an introduction to their work. You can discover more at their web sites.

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P is for Lluis Pareras: Five Keys To Success For Social Entrepreneurs

Lluis presents an interesting point of view in this video.

Even if you do not agree with everything he says, it can be useful to know his approach. Here is the TED Read more

B is for Ron Berger: Building An Ethic of Excellence In Education

Ron is a generous and gifted educator who has enabled many people to develop as people and professionals.

He is the Chief Academic Officer of Expeditionary Learning. The organisation aims to inspire Read more