O is for Taking Ownership

“We want people who take ownership for delivering results,” is a phrase often used in today’s organisations.

Good leaders recognise it is vital for them to communicate a clear story, strategy and road to Read more

The Specific Activities Where Things Come Easily Approach

There are many ways to find your strengths. One approach is to identify where things seem to come easily and you do excellent work. Let’s explore where this might happen for you.

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H is for Alice Herz-Sommer: Her View That Life Is Beautiful

Many people were inspired by Alice Herz-Sommer. A survivor of concentration camps, she believed people could choose to be optimistic.

Alice died in February 2014. This article provides links to some of the interviews Read more

L is for John Dennis Liu: Hope In A Changing Climate

John Dennis Liu is a Chinese American who has lived in China for the past 30 years. He makes films about the practical steps people are taking to improve their local environments and life Read more

P is for Maria Popova: Brain Pickings And Sharing Creativity With The World

Maria Popova created the website Brain Pickings. This offers a wealth of information that provides stimulation for both the heart and head.

The video above was filmed when Maria was presenting at Creative Mornings. Read more

K is for Johann Olav Koss: The Right To Play Movement

The video above is an abridged version of Frank Marshall’s documentary for ESPN Films about Right To Play, a movement founded by Johan Olav Koss.

Johann was a speed skater who won Read more

M is for Alice And Richard Matzki: The Art Of Aging

Alice and Richard Matzki are both artists. Here they take a look at aging through a series of projects that confront their fear and curiosity about growing old.

They explore physical changes, sensuality and Read more

D is for Debate, Decide And Deliver

Several years ago I worked with Alison who led a fast moving team that produced excellent results. This was surprising, because the team worked within an organisation known for its stodginess.

Alison put the Read more

E is for Empathy: The Future of Humanity Depends On Empathy

Jeremy Rifkin describes how our future depends on us developing empathy.

This calls for extending our empathy to the entire human family and the biosphere.

This RSA Animation brings to life many of Jeremy’s Read more

H is for Neil Hawkes: Values-based Education in Schools

Neil Hawkes has helped many children, parents and teachers to build values-based schools. This approach has produced positive results in terms of children’s calmness, caring and academic results.

Many parents want their children to Read more