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Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter, starting in early 2020, will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

A Mundane Comedy is Dominic Kelleher's new book. Extracts will appear on this site and on selected social media during the second quarter of 2020. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions about the book.

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

Openness

What's Changing? - Education
Education
Halcyon Identifies 1 January 2020

 

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November 2019

What's Changing? - Freedom
Freedom
Halcyon Identifies 1 January 2020

 

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December 2019

  • The number of journalists imprisoned globally in 2019 remained near record highs, with 250 of them put behind bars for their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

 

August 2019

What's Changing? - Listening
Listening
Halcyon Identifies 30 September 2019

 

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September 2019

On Metacognition
Floodlight
Halcyon In Kal… 1 September 2019

 

The most crucial decision-making skill, some scientists are now saying, is the ability to think about your own thinking, or metacognition.  According to this emerging new vision of decision-making, the best predictor of good judgement isn't intuition or experience or intelligence, but willingness to engage in introspection, to cultivate "the art of self-overhearing".

Not quite the same thing as blogging, I feel.  A fool with a tool is still...well, let's just say that perhaps not all humans demonstrate all of the time the "floodlight intelligence" that's supposed to distinguish us from the "laser-beam" intelligence of other animals. 

What's Changing? - Charity
Charity
Halcyon Inspired 31 July 2019

 

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On Secrets

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You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspired by others' little secret acts of kindness, PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.

Inspired by a dying man's legacy to the young

In the last months of his life, a physically weakened Christopher Hitchens travelled to the Texas Freethought Convention and while there, an eight-year-old girl asked Hitchens what books she should consider reading. Intrigued, Hitchens spent 15 minutes chatting with the youngster and sketching out a reading list (below). His last words to her? "Lots of love...remember the love bit..."