Aristotle’s Courage

By |Nov 10th, 2021|Articles, Home|

Did you know that Aristotle had a lot to say about courage? He does a most extensive analysis [...]

Fear and Courage, according to Maslow

By |Nov 6th, 2021|Articles, Home|

Maslow who is famous for his self-actualisation model, also mentions courage in relation to growth and safety needs. [...]

Growth or Safety. What is your need?

By |Nov 2nd, 2021|Articles, Home|

Growth vs. Safety Needs I recently came across an insightful paper by Nelson Goud about courage, and his [...]

Self Leadership

By |Jul 26th, 2021|Articles|

Self-leadership Definition: "the practice of intentionally influencing your thinking, feeling and actions towards your objective/s". (Bryant and Kazan [...]

Podcasting and Potential

By |Aug 27th, 2020|Articles|

I was in the hot seat recently to share about conversations that count, and how to have them [...]

The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage

By |Feb 13th, 2019|Articles|

Psychologist Susan David shares how being courageous with our emotions is not only powerful, but a gift of [...]

How to Start? 20 Seconds of Insane Courage

By |Feb 8th, 2019|Articles, Home|

By Telana Simpson One of my favourite movie quotes is from the film “We Bought a Zoo”.  It’s [...]

5 Feel Good Video Clips about Humanity

By |Apr 24th, 2016|Articles|

Some days, the world’s problems seem too much. They weigh heavy on my shoulders, and the darkness feels palpable and unbearable. I’ve had those times too where the pain I’ve seen and heard about in my exploring of what’s possible, led me to breakdown in tears, feeling like I was closing down in a pit of despair. I’ve been fortunate though to have found a way to reached out, and come across a book, a poem, a glimpse of humanity at its finest, that helped me pull myself towards myself to crawl out the pit in the days that followed. […]

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Ten Virtues of Outstanding Leaders

By |May 23rd, 2014|Articles|

Written by Telana Simpson “Although ambition is a part of leadership, it should be about doing a good job for others and not for a career move” exclaimed Al Gini, professor and author on business ethics and leadership. Gini was speaking at GIBS on his tour of South Africa and was addressing a packed auditorium. “Our ambition should be to be a good leader and not to be called a leader” he continued. Gini is all about the style of leadership known as Servant Leadership and was speaking about his book ‘Ten Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character’ that he co-authored with Ronald Green. Leadership is a nominalization, and as such is not a thing that you can physically touch and see. It is a process, and involves a set of behaviours and character traits that result in actions with a specific outcome. […]

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Ten points to deal with Anxiety

By |Feb 17th, 2014|Articles|

Written by Telana Simpson Anxiety and fear are two emotions that often hold us back from being ourselves, and achieving our goals. We’re anxious about what others think, fearful of making a mistake, scared of speaking up in public, worried about what might happen. Here are ten points to help you master the emotion of anxiety, such that you use it to become more authentic and to take the necessary and calculated risks to reach your goals. […]

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