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What's Happening? - Authenticity Halcyon Impacts 22 November 2016

Many people increasingly appear to feel an explicit need for "authenticity" in their work and in the rest of their lives.

Some seek "authentic transformation" and would like to be able to communicate with others and solve problems in an authentic way.

Authenticity is also becoming an important issue in business. Authentic leadership involves business people beginning to look for perennial spiritual truths as the source for a new, deeper, and higher perspective from which to engage in the global marketplace. However, there is much inauthentic lip service posturing out there too...

What Happened? - Millennium Development Goals

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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were eight time-bound goals providing concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions.

The MDGs included goals and targets on income poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, inadequate shelter, gender inequality, environmental degradation and the Global Partnership for Development.

Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 with the attention of being achieved by 2015, the MDGs were both global and local, tailored by each country to suit specific development needs. 

The eight MDGs below in turn broke down into 21 quantifiable targets that are measured by 60 indicators.

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

On Wellbeing Halcyon In Kal… 7 June 2016

Imagine that it were possible to measure well-being...at both the personal and wider societal levels.

The Well-Being Agenda from The School of Life on Vimeo.

On Problem Solving
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Halcyon In Kal… 26 April 2016

Many of the problems the world faces today pre-date the latest conflicts and related refugee crises. Five years ago already...

1. Google asked the global public for ideas to address the following societal issues:

On Craft

The Tinkering School allows children to build, experiment, become deeply immersed in and committed to projects (decoration has a special and surprising role to play).

Do many mainstream schools (still) offer such opportunities? If not, how can we help them do so?

Imagine too how many adults remain short of confidence about their own practical skills, and how such an approach might help them too.

Halcyon Listens - December 2013 Halcyon Inspired 23 January 2014

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During December 2013, we listened to and would recommend the following podcasts:

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The continuing professional education of adults is the No. 1 gross industry in the next 30 years, but not in the traditional form. In five years, we will deliver most of our executive management programs online. The Internet combines the advantages of both class and book. In a book you can go back to page 16. In a class you can't, but in a class there is a physical presence- and on the Internet you have both - Peter Drucker