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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

Halcyon Inspired

What's Changing? - Disability



Please see below selected recent disability-related developments.


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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? - Anxiety



Please see below selected recent anxiety-related change.




What's Changing? - Legacy



Please see below selected recent legacy-related change.


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  • 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.



What's Changing? - Charity



Please see below selected recent charity-related change.


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June 2018



What's Changing? - Meaning



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


Please see below selected meaning-related change.



What's Happening? - Presence

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A favourite concept of mine is the 200-year present, a way of thinking about change. The 200-year present began 100 years ago with the year of birth of the people who have reach their hundredth birthday today. The other boundary of the 200-year present, 100 years from now, is the hundredth birthday of the babies born today. If you take that span, you and I will have had contact with a lot of people from different parts of that span. So think in terms of events over that span and realise how long change takes. You can see how difficult it has been to create these bodies and new ways and how in many ways we are slipping backward; but in other ways we are not. I take comfort to know that super-power hegemony has a very limited lifespan (decline and fall of Rome, the Ottoman Empire) -  Elise Boulding

What's Happening? - Reputation

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Please see below selected recent intelligence about reputation. This is a synthesis of major recent developments at competitors, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers in our external environment. New content is in bold.


April 2016







What's Happened? - Reputation

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Please see below selected pre-2016 intelligence about reputation. This is a synthesis of major recent developments at competitors, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers in our external environment. New content is in bold.


November 2015




October 2015


  • Woolworths emerged with the best reputation among South Africa’s largest companies in 2015. According to the 2015 RepTrak Pulse reputation survey, which ranks the largest listed companies by revenue and familiarity and which was conducted by Reputation House, a representative of the internationally based Reputation Institute, Woolworths’ scored 71.2 points out of a possible 100. Pick n Pay and Shoprite scored 70.8 and 69.0 respectively, coming in second and third, while MTN and Mr Price rounded out the top five companies.





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..."

Halcyon Listened - 2013
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Halcyon Inspired 29 November 2013

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