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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

Halcyon's forthcoming 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin

Purpose

What's Changing? - Purpose

Purpose

 

Please see below selected recent purpose-related change.

 

See also: Halcyon Purpose Headlines

 

July 2018

  • Many of us have a strong feeling that there is a job out there that could properly satisfy us, allowing us to develop our potential and talent, argues the School of Life. But we may remain troublingly vague about what exactly this ideal job might be - and what our talents and interests really are. We feel the clock ticking mercilessly, and are always under pressure to earn money and secure status. We tend to suffer this dilemma in private, feel ashamed of doing so, and wonder whether progress can ever be made.

 

June 2018

What's Changing? - Disability

Disability

 

Please see below selected recent disability-related developments.

 

See also: Halcyon Disability Headlines

 

July 2018

 

May 2018

  • In its Modern Workplace: Disability special report, the Financial Times looked at the struggles many disabled people face in finding employment, as well as the schemes and technology to help them become and remain economically active,

What's Changing? - Legacy

Legacy

 

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2018

  • Ray Bradbury once said we should leave something behind when we die, something we’ve touched so our souls have a place to go. And when others look at that object or maybe a garden we planted or something else we’ve built, our presence can still be felt. The Museum of Your Parents website says that when our parents are gone, it can still be important to have their things: a plate, a chair, a sweater, an old phone....something of them lives on in this stuff.

 

Pre-2018

What's Changing? - Meaning
Meaning
Halcyon Inspired 8 June 2018

 

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony - William Henry Channing

 

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2018

On Leonard Cohen
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Halcyon In Kal… 16 November 2017

"So come, my friends, be not afraid.
We are so lightly here.
It is in love that we are made;
In love we disappear."

Happy posthumous birthday, Lenny.

You tried, in your way, to be free. Thank you. Now go join that great gig in the sky. So I wrote a year ago, when Lenny left us. However, the legend lives on - listen for example to How the Light Gets In.

'We Love Leonard Cohen' celebrated his 81st Birthday, and then, for his 82nd and final birthday, Leonard gave us a present. "You Want It Darker" is the title track to last album, his 14th studio album in his 49-year recording career. (See also Leonard Cohen Makes it Darker.)

"Leonard Cohen offers the possibility of living with grace, dignity, and integrity, without submitting to illusions, without succumbing to indifference, and without indulging in denial of our own failures and flaws, in a world that is too often corrupt and malevolent" - Allan Showalter

On Careers

Imagine a job "big enough for the spirit".

Roman Krznaric gave a talk on his book, How to Find Fulfilling Work, as part of the launch of The School of Life’s practical philosophy book series. Krznaric offered five essential ideas for career change, drawing on career advice from Leonardo da Vinci, Aristotle and a woman who gave herself the unusual 30th birthday present of trying out 30 different jobs in one year.