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Values in the City: do they need to change? Join the debate

 On  Tuesday 1st July, 6:30pm - 9:00pm at  St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AGWe live in times of unprecedented change, uncertainty, and insecurity.…Continue

Started Jun 12, 2014

Praxis Experiments in Awareness 2nd -3rd June 2014
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An experiential day of practice and research hosted byThe Oxford Praxis ForumGreen Templeton College, Oxford UniversityThe day is organised around these two…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Poynton Sep 29, 2014.

 

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Karen Foster replied to Susanna Mitterer's discussion Media and Events
"The Modern Leader - Powerless, Flawed but Grounded - Dr Arlo Brady examines the modern leader in the Huffington post and references Flawed but Willing."
Mar 12, 2015
Karen Foster replied to Susanna Mitterer's discussion Media and Events
"The B Team is a global nonprofit initiative co-founded by Sir Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz that brings together international CEOs and business leaders to make business work better. With 'Plan A' -…"
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Karen Foster replied to Susanna Mitterer's discussion Media and Events
"We had an unexpected and lovely surprise this month, an award of 'Rebel of the Month' for Khurshed from the Corporate Rebels United community.   Corporate Rebels United is an established and growing self-managed movement…"
Feb 1, 2015
Karen Foster replied to Susanna Mitterer's discussion Media and Events
"Andrew Baird, Editor of HRVille magazine has explored and reviewed Khurshed's new book Flawed but Willing. The article is called 'Future Imperfect - why in this new age, leaders must recognise their flaws to survive'. You can…"
Feb 1, 2015
Karen Foster replied to Susanna Mitterer's discussion Media and Events
"Khurshed writes a story for the Changeboard blog and challenges senior business leaders on their potential disconnection from their own emotions and the needs of society at large. "
Jan 3, 2015
Karen Foster replied to Susanna Mitterer's discussion Media and Events
"Delighted to see Flawed but Willing included in these recommended business book lists of 2014. From Can Scorpions Smoke - focussing on books that deal with the messier side of creativity in organisational life. From the Grow House…"
Jan 3, 2015
Karen Foster replied to Susanna Mitterer's discussion Media and Events
"Re-imagining Modern Leadership. A new article by Khurshed Dehnugara published in HR Review magazine.  "The past decade has seen a growing challenge to the legitimacy and leadership of our governments, institutions and corporations. It is…"
Jan 3, 2015
Karen Foster replied to Susanna Mitterer's discussion Media and Events
"Khurshed's new book now released and receiving encouraging reviews, some from the book are reproduced in this attached document and others also gathering on the Amazon website. "
Jan 3, 2015
Rob Poynton replied to Karen Foster's discussion Praxis Experiments in Awareness 2nd -3rd June 2014
"Marshall asked me to write up a report on the event.  Here it is.  "
Sep 29, 2014
Rob Poynton replied to Karen Foster's discussion Praxis Experiments in Awareness 2nd -3rd June 2014
"Wrote a blog post that came from this about how and when we learn.   Here.  http://robertpoynton.com/learning-fast-and-slow/ ;"
Jun 18, 2014
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Values in the City: do they need to change?

 On  Tuesday 1st July, 6:30pm - 9:00pm at  St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AGWe live in times of unprecedented change, uncertainty, and insecurity. Economic and organisational life is becoming increasingly complex and we are challenged with intensified problems that established structures and approaches struggle to address.At the same time, evidence is emerging of powerful new ways to effect change through greater collaboration and…See More
Jun 12, 2014
Rob Poynton replied to Karen Foster's discussion Praxis Experiments in Awareness 2nd -3rd June 2014
"Awareness as a currency.... interesting. "
Jun 12, 2014
Rowan Gray replied to Karen Foster's discussion Praxis Experiments in Awareness 2nd -3rd June 2014
"I'm really enjoying reading everyone's reflections as they come through. It was a great two days with fascinating people, ideas and experiments.   The ideas generated felt like a highly valuable currency that isn’t always…"
Jun 12, 2014
Rob Poynton replied to Karen Foster's discussion Praxis Experiments in Awareness 2nd -3rd June 2014
"I am increasingly interested in learning without trying and in how learning occurs when it wants to, often sparked off by events that happened a good while ago.  So after the experience last week, I haven't been trying to work out what I…"
Jun 12, 2014
David Keating replied to Karen Foster's discussion Praxis Experiments in Awareness 2nd -3rd June 2014
"Hi folks,  What a wonderful, inspiring, mind expanding time it was with you all in Oxford. Huge thanks again to our hosts and organisers and glorious leaders. I found that the experiment that I got to play with turned out to be interesting…"
Jun 11, 2014
Majken Askeland replied to Karen Foster's discussion Praxis Experiments in Awareness 2nd -3rd June 2014
"In the middle of trying to process my experience from the two days of experimenting with awareness (my familiar analytical way of going about things) I find myself writing a poem (not so familiar territory). I'd like to share the poem with you.…"
Jun 11, 2014

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The Freedom to Play and The Hatred of Learning from Experience

Tracing the origins of the word ‘learn’ back to proto-Indo-European or PIE: 

Old English leornian "to get knowledge, be cultivated, study, read, think about," Gothic lais "I know"), with a base sense of "to follow or find the track," from PIE…

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Posted on May 4, 2014 at 13:30

The 'Nothing Happening' Space

Ah, Endings and Beginnings…. From and Towards…

I've been sitting in the space between those two for some time - noticing how I skip from 'something happening' to  'something else happening’ without paying attention to the…

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