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Value Adding Newsletter#81

In Learning Moments  in this the 2018/19 spring/summer edition Kate explores Theory U in action. In Did You Know? we share the Vision, Purpose and Values of AnD Leadership Consulting. Our Good Read in this edition is a recently released text that examines old versus new power. And To Close we quote Barack Obama on the importance of values.

 

Value Adding Newsletter#80

This 2018 winter edition is the 80th one produced since our very first Value Adding back in 1994. I remember well writing edition #1 in our (then) learning retreat in Bali with Des Ryan, my late partner in life and business, and here we are 79 editions later! Thank you all for the encouraging support over the years.

In this edition we begin with two Learning Moments: first, two leadership check lists; and second, a colleague’s take on the why, what and how of Purpose, Vision and Values. In Did You Know? we introduce you to AnD’ international associate, and share a case history of her success in using some techniques from Theory U. We then give an update about the program for women in business that was born from the 2017 MIT U.Lab program. In our AnD/Both Story we explore the philosophies underpinning one of the current social activist movements. AnD to Close we quote Bishop Desmond Tutu about how, from little things, big things can grow.

 

Value Adding Newsletter#79

In this our 2018 autumn/winter edition we begin in Learning Moments with an article about the dollar value of regular reading. Then Kate shares her learning from the MOOC in which she participated late last year. In Did You Know? you can read how our clients evaluated the worth of their coaching support during 2017, and a piece about why manager coaching is a key to getting the most out of people. In A Good Read we share a book with the provocative title of Business Bullshit that explores the possible corrosive effects of corporate jargon. We end with a quote from Alvin Toffler about learning.

 

Value Adding Newsletter#78

In this our summer edition for 2017/18 you can read in Learning Moments about the health and productivity reasons for getting 8 hours sleep every night, and for working intensively for no more than 4 hours at a time. In Did You Know? you can read that science is showing women are the stronger sex, and about a new service Kate is offering for carers. We close with a Hymn to Carers by Michael Leunig.

 

Value Adding Newsletter#77

In this edition Learning Moments encourages us to live with hope. Did You Know? reminds us about the value of regularly stilling our busy minds; and, there is a plea from Anne Summers to right the gender inequality in Australia. In a new section headed Professional Development you’re invited to consider doing a MOOC, and you can read about how new research supports the importance of looking to the future. We close with a quote by Carl Jung.

 

Value Adding Newsletter#76

In this our first edition for 2017, we start with Learning Moments in which we share an article that challenges the effectiveness of time management techniques. In Did You Know? you can read how the AnD clients rated our coaching services in 2016, and a catchy term about gender dynamics in meetings. Also in this edition we recommend A Good View (instead of A Good Read) – a video that describes organisations that are doing things differently, and thriving. We close with another quote from the Dalai Lama.

 

Value Adding # 75

Learning Moments in this addition recommends the ‘five hour rule’ as a quick and easy professional development tool. In Did You Know? is an update on the state of AnD Leadership Consulting, and Kate announces her appointment to a government advisory group. Our Good Read is Hugh Mackay’s latest book, Beyond Belief, and our AnD Story is an example of how an and/both approach helped a group move out of conflict. And To Close we share some more wisdom from the Dalai Lama.

 

Value Adding #74

In Learning Moments in this edition we share the reflections of a psychologist about what she calls her ‘existential clients’. In Did You Know? we announce the second edition of Kate’s book and how you can access a copy. A Good Read is a book that explores appropriate leadership styles in what it calls ‘hyper-complex’ settings. Our AnD Story suggests that leaders now need to complement left brain thinking with right brain thinking. And to Close is a quote by Carl Rogers about change.

 

Value Adding #73

In Learning Moments in this edition we list the five regrets of dying people and pose some questions about our motivations from the Dalai Lama. In Did You Know? Kate announces the launch of her memoir, we summarise the evaluations from our clients in 2015 and quote the experience of a recent Learning Retreat client. Our Good Read is the Quarterly Essay # 60, And to Close we quote the Dalai Lama on happiness.

 

Value Adding #72

In Learning Moments in this edition we revisit the difference between management and leadership. In Did You Know? we look at how stress can be good for us, and share the evaluation of an AnD Learning Retreat client. Our Good Read is Julia Gillard’s memoir and we close with a quote from a coaching client.

 

Value Adding #71

In this our 71st edition of Value Adding, Learning Moments unpicks the argument for evidence-based coaching and lists the business case for gender diversity in organisations. In Did You Know? we profile General David Morrison, and we share research showing that our brains are not wired to multitask. Our AnD Story is from Daniel Goleman’s book, Focus. We close with a quote from RD Laing about being observant.

 

Value Adding # 70

In this edition we are celebrating two significant milestones. On January 6 this year it was 21 years since AnD Consulting was registered as a business entity. And it was very soon after that that my then partner in business and life, the late Des Ryan and I wrote Value Adding #1, and here I am, 21 years later writing VA#70. We hope you’ll enjoy this 21st birthday edition as you read in Learning Moments, about the value of bringing unconditional positive regard to coaching clients; in Did You Know?, our clients’ evaluations from 2014; in A Good Read, Hugh Mackay’s book The Good Life, and an AnD Story that includes a quote, to end.

 

Value Adding # 69

We begin this edition in Learning Moments with research that shows emotionally intelligent leaders are comfortable to apologise when they make a mistake. In Did You Know? you can read about how the internet is now becoming a means to an end rather than the end itself. Our Good Read is about the power of social networks and how they shape our lives and the AnD Story in this edition is also taken from this book. In our And to Close section is a quote from Albert Einstein.

 

Value Adding # 68

In Learning Moments in this edition first you can read about how to clear your crowded brain and, in a world that is now overloaded with feedback, you can then get some new ideas on how to better give and receive feedback.  Our third Learning Moments piece is about how good leaders lead in a culture of trust and safety.  In Did You Know? Kate shares news about a book she’s writing and in A Good Read we feature Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In.  We close with a mantra as a tool to help clear the busy mind.

 

Value Adding # 67

In Learning Moments in this edition are two articles from the Harvard Business Review (HBR): the first looks at ways to create inclusive cultures in organisations, and the second is about a study in which women rated higher than men on 16 competencies that exemplify top leaders.  In Did You Know? we share some succession planning at AnD, and in A Good Read we refer again to a book about developing leaders in a complex world.  Our AnD story concerns role collaboration in the senior ranks of organisations, and we end with a quote.

 

Value Adding Newsletter #66

The theme of this edition is gender inequality.  In Learning Moments we report from a recent edition of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) about what is being called Second-Generation Bias.  In Did You Know? we source pieces from the November 9/10 Sydney Morning Herald and research from The 100% Project about the continuing low number of women in senior positions in the Australian workplace and what can be done about this.  Our AnD Story is a book about learning on the job and we end with a quote for chronic worriers.

 

Edition # 65 Winter and Spring 2013 (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)

In Learnable Moments we first share research that suggests hope may be an important contributor to living a meaningful life.  We then list the qualities of the best managers at Google.  In Did You Know? we discuss the most used tool in the AnD coaching tool kit.  Our AnD Story in this edition concerns compassion.  And, at the risk of scaring the horses, or rather the stallions, our Good Read takes a hard-hitting look at gender issues in Australia today.  We close once again with some wisdom from the Dalai Lama.

 

Edition # 64 Autumn and Winter 2013 (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)

In the Learnable Moments section of this edition, we re-visit the McKinsey model of leadership that is helping both female and, more recently, male leaders too, to thrive.  In Did you know? we first discuss the importance, in a crowded market, of knowing what your core specialty is and how to articulate this concisely.  We then share the evaluations of AnD’s coaching services in 2012.  Our AnD Story is about organisations that are bringing Israelis and Palestinians together and our Good Read is a 2012 award winner.  We close once again with a message from his holiness the Dalai Lama, this time about peace.

 

Edition #63 Spring 2012: (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)

In the Learnable Moments section of this edition, we re-visit the McKinsey model of leadership that is helping both female and, more recently, male leaders too, to thrive.  In Did you know? we first discuss the importance, in a crowded market, of knowing what your core specialty is and how to articulate this concisely.  We then share the evaluations of AnD’s coaching services in 2012.  Our AnD Story is about organisations that are bringing Israelis and Palestinians together and our Good Read is a 2012 award winner.  We close once again with a message from his holiness the Dalai Lama, this time about peace.

 

Edition #63 Spring 2012 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments in this the Spring/Summer edition we explore the difference between coaching and mentoring. In Did You Know? We share a story by the Navajo Indians and I make a public confession. A Good Read is an essay about time by Hugh Mackay and we close, once again, with a quote from the Dalai Lama.

 

Edition #62 Winter 2012 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments in this our Winter edition we share a simple four-step formula that can be used to coach or mentor a client, a colleague or team member. In Did You Know? we reintroduce you to the members of the AnD coaching group. Our Good Read in this edition is a magazine article and our AnD Story is about Mark Zuckerman of Facebook fame. We close with a quote from the Dalai Lama.

 

Edition #61 Autumn 2012 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this the Autumn edition we start by looking at the challenge of leading people who are brighter than ourselves. In Did You Know? we announce the slightly new name of our business, and give a summary of how our clients rated us for our coaching services in 2011. Our Good Read shares an article about how we can hone our sense of wellbeing, and we close with some wisdom from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet in our AnD Story.

 

Edition #60 Spring/Summer 2011 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learnable Moments in this edition we pose the question, Why should anyone be led by you? In Did You Know? we give a link to a website that trawls the media for good news stories and share what a recent coaching client had to say about their experience. In Meet the AnD Coaches we re-introduce you to us. Our Good Read in this edition is ‘an oldie but a goody’ about leadership and is also the source of our AnD Story.

 

Edition #59 Winter 2011 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learnable Moments in this edition we invite you to Stop Overdoing Your Strengths in an article from the Harvard Business Review. Our AnD story is about how effective leaders have both a strategic and an operational style and introduces you to a new coaching tool. A Good Read looks at a book that shows how we can use our brain plasticity to bring more joy into our lives. We end with a plea to Let’s Hear it for Empathy!

 

Edition #58 Autumn/Winter 2010 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learnable Moments in this edition we share how you can discover your six signature strengths in a free on line survey. In Did You Know? we give the summary of client evaluations for our coaching services in 2010 and we refer you to a blog of Kate’s about the value of time to reflect. A Good Read in this edition is Hugh Mackay’s book about the ten desires he believes drive we humans. Our AnD Story tells how a client made a breakthrough by shifting from an either/or to an and/both view of the world. We close with a link to a happiness newsletter.

 

Edition #57 Summer/Spring 2010 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learnable Moments we explore the impact that a newish movement called positive psychology is having on the science and art of coaching. In Did You Know? we look at the power of vision and how a vision differs from purpose and goals, and we also share aLearning Retreat testimonial. In Meet the AnD Coaches we introduce you to a new AnD Associate Coach. We conclude with two AnD Stories, one that relates to coaching, the other to democracy.

 

Edition #56 Winter 2010 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
We have combined Learning Moments and a Good Read in this our winter edition, to share what we learned from a book about Nelson Mandela’s messages for life. In Did You Know?there is a reminder about AnD’s core coaching services, information about we AnD Coaches and a testimonial from a recent Learning Retreat client. Our AnD Story elaborates on one of Mandela’s messages and we close with a quote for the media and our politicians.

 

Edition #55 Autumn 2010 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments you can read about how a leader’s mood affects their team and, in turn, the bottom line. In Did You Know? we share the feedback from our 2009 coaching clients; we celebrate the 100th gathering of a women in management group and quote a satisfied Learning Retreat client. Our AnD Story is about making decisions with our head, heart and gut, and we end with a reminder about enjoying the journey.

 

Edition #54 Summer 2009 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments you can read about the different ways we can show love and appreciation to our significant others. In Did You Know? we share information about a project aimed at achieving a gender balance in Australian organisations and Kate shares her blogging experiences thus far. A Good Read in this edition is an article about why mentoring matters and our AnD Story relates to a recent coaching client.

 

Edition #53 Winter 2009 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments we look at the emerging field of NeuroLeadership and a tool to measure resilience. In Did You Know? we announce our new look website. We introduce you to our latest coach in Meet the AnD Coaches, and the Good Read in this edition is an article on how talented women make a difference. Our AnD Stories are called the Dance of Diversity and the Cape Crusader – who is Noel Pearson.

 

Edition #52 Autumn 2009 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
This edition’s Learning Moments aligns a tool from the AnD coaching tool kit with the work of Eckhart Tolle. In Did You Know? is the evaluation of our coaching services in 2008 and a Learning Retreat testimonial. Our Good Read is on authentic leadership. The AnD Storyurges leaders to remain focussed on the people agenda in the current economic crisis and we close with the Chinese word for wise person.

 

Edition #51 September – December 2008 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments you can read about balanced learning. In Did You Know? we introduce you to an innovative leadership development service involving horses and share feedback we have been given by some of our clients. In Meet the AnD Coaches we re-introduce you to the team and our AnD Story tells how a client was helped to take an and/both view of her world. We close with a message to Tao leaders.

 

Edition #50 May – August 2008 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this our 50th edition our Learning Moment describes a model for managers about when to coach. In Did You Know? you can read about a business with services both ‘high tech and high touch’. Our Good Read is a message to CEOs about the financial imperative of investing in their people. We then cite a testimonial from someone who has invested in a Learning Retreat and we close with the wisdom of Albert Einstein.

 

Edition #49 Jan – April 2008 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
Learning Moments begins this edition with an exploration of thinking versus reflecting. Three coaching related articles are featured in Did You Know? Next is a testimonial from aLearning Retreat client. Our Good Read is a text on how to be happy, and the collaboration between science and spirituality in this book, is our AnD Story. We end this edition with a quote from the Tao The Ching – on how to be a great leader.

 

Edition #48 Sept – Dec 2007 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments are some questions, myths and traps for those of you who coach others to have a think about. In Did You Know? we invite you to consider the value of our New Year Process for Teams workshop and cite a testimonial from a Learning Retreat client. In A Good Read we recommend two texts that explore the character of leadership and our AnD Story in this edition is about the nature of paradox.

 

Edition #47 May – Aug 2007 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
Slow learning is the topic in the Learning Moments section of this edition. In Did You Know?we announce the new look of AnD Consulting and cite a testimonial from a Learning Retreat client. In Meet the AnD Coaches we introduce you to the newest AnD Associate Coach. And the AnD Story in this edition is taken from the ancient Chinese text of the Tao Teh Ching.

 

Edition #46 Jan – Apr 2007 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments in this edition you can read about the role of the leader in influencing sustainable change in organisations. In Did You Know? we recommend a process for you and your team to experience before the year moves into fast forward and we share a testimonial from another Learning Retreat client. A Good Read is about wisdom.

 

Edition #45 Oct – Dec 2006 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
The theme of this edition is learning. In Learning Moments a colleague of AnD’s explores how coaching can support people in transformational learning. In Did You Know? a client shares the value she has gained from two learning retreats and gives a gift idea with a learning theme. A Good Read and An AnD Story reference a thought-provoking book that contrasts left brain, analytical and right brain, intuitive learning.

 

Edition #44 Jun – Aug 2006 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
The theme of this edition is coaching. To set the scene, in Learning Moments is some research evidence on coaching. In Did You Know? are some of the positive and less positive reasons for the current growth in the use of coaching in business, and there is a testimonial from a recent Learning Retreat client about the value she gained from coaching. A Good Read recommends a manual on how to get the best out of yourself and others through coaching. And this edition ends with an invitation for you to have a complimentary Leadership Coaching session.

 

Edition #43 Feb – Apr 2006 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
We begin this edition in Learning Moments with a simple, yet profound, definition of leadership. Did You Know? cites a testimonial from a recent Learning Retreat client and our AnD Story outlines a curriculum for helping we humans learn and grow. In Meet the AnD Coaches you will be reintroduced to the AnD Coaching Group and in The Power of VisionMegan Young, one of the AnD Coaches, shares how overcoming chronic illness ultimately led her ever closer to her vision.

 

Edition #42 Sep – Dec 2005 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
We begin this edition with a testimonial about Des Ryan, a Director of AnD since its inception in 1994, who recently died. In Learning Moments we explore how coaching can lead to transformative changes for people and Did You Know? cites a testimonial from a recent Learning Retreat client. This edition combines A Good Read and An AnD Story with a book that records a west meets east dialogue between scientists and Buddhists. In Meet the AnD Coaches you will meet the newest member of the AnD Coaching Group and Did You Know?ends this edition with a check list for happiness.

 

Edition #42 Sep – Dec 2005 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
We begin this edition with a testimonial about Des Ryan, a Director of AnD since its inception in 1994, who recently died. In Learning Moments we explore how coaching can lead to transformative changes for people and Did You Know? cites a testimonial from a recent Learning Retreat client. This edition combines A Good Read and An AnD Story with a book that records a west meets east dialogue between scientists and Buddhists. In Meet the AnD Coaches you will meet the newest member of the AnD Coaching Group and Did You Know?ends this edition with a check list for happiness.

 

Edition #41 May – Aug 2005 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments we refer to the work of Dr Julian Lippi to explore the transformative potential of coaching. In Did You Know? we introduce you to new documents which describe AnD’s four core coaching services and we announce an addition to AnD’s website. Next you will Meet the AnD Coaches, then in An AnD Story Kate shares a personal story to illustrate the potential of an ‘and’ approach. To conclude, in The Power of Vision you can read a testimonial from an AnD Learning Retreat client.

 

Edition #40 Feb – April 2005 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
The theme of this edition is transformational leadership. We start with naming The Aquarian Conspiracy as A Good Read and then refer to it in Learning MomentsDid You Know?, AnAnD Story and The Power of Vision.

 

Edition #39 Sep-Dec 2004 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
The theme of this edition is the Power of Vision and we will be exploring the process of visioning from both a personal and an organisational perspective. In Learning MomentsPamela Fitzpatrick, a Melbourne based member of the AnD Coaching Team, shares some research on the power of creative visualisation to manifest one’s hopes and dreams. In The Power of Vision two people testify to the impact of having a vision to manifest their desirable futures. In Did You Know? we announce a change in our logo (see above) to represent AnD’s vision. An AnD Story describes the qualitative and quantitative aspects of one organisation’s vision and the text in A Good Read tells of the danger to organizations if they do not have a vision.

 

Edition #38 May-Aug 2004 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition, much reference is made to articles in the April ’04 edition of BOSS magazine. First, in Learning Moments we refer to the lead story, the topic of which is entrepreneurs. Then in Did You Know? Kate shares AnD’s philosophy of leaders and learning with a closing reference to another BOSS article. A second Did You Know? article is a testimonial from a satisfied customer after an AnD Learning Retreat. In Meet the AnD Coaches, the current status of the AnD Coaching Team is described and A Good Read recommends a practical handbook for leaders. And finally, our AnD Story is taken from the final page of this edition of BOSS.

 

Edition #37 Feb-Apr 2004 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition in Learning Moments Megan Young explores the supports and barriers to living your vision. Did You Know? celebrates AnD’s 10th birthday and announces a new product. In Meet the AnD Coaches you will meet a new, Canberra based, member of the AnD Coaching Team and read testimonials about the good work of two others in the team. TheAnD Story in this edition is a delightful poem.

 

Edition #36 Sept – Dec 2003 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learning Moments looks at coaching as a form of service. Did You Know?shares the experience of two AnD Coaches at a recent coaching conference and cites testimonials from two satisfied customers. In Meet the AnD Coaches you will meet two more of the AnD Coaching Team and the AnD Story in this edition is about the art of resonant leadership. A Good Read recommends a book which advocates the new movement of Positive Psychology.

 

Edition #35 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learning Moments explores how giving Unconditional Positive Regard to another enhances healing and learning. Did You Know? announces the launch of AnD in the Byron region and shares a Coach the Coach testimonial. In Meet the AnD Coaches you will meet two more of AnD’s associate coaches and the AnD Story in this edition comes from the book “On Equilibrium”. A Good Read is “The New Leaders” which quantifies the business edge to be gained if people have Emotional Intelligence.

 

Edition #34 January – April 2003 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition, Learning Moments explores a radio interview with Albert Ellis – the founder of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy. Did You Know? announces AnD Consulting’s hot off the press (if that’s possible in cyberspace!) website, announces AnD’s renewed presence in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and quotes a testimonial from a recent Learning Retreat client. In Meet the AnD Coaches you will meet two more of AnD’s associate coaches and this edition’s AnD Story comes from a Sydney Morning Herald article on multiculturalism. A Good Read recommends Philip Simmons’ book Learning to Fall.

 

Edition #33 October – December 2002 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition, Learning Moments is about the what and the how of emotional intelligence.Did You Know? begins with news about theAnD Brand, then explores the value of Learning Teams, cites a text on Leadership Coaching and ends with a Learning Retreat testimonial. InMeet the AnD Coaches, you will meet two more of AnD’s Associate Coaches and A Good Read in this edition is about John Ralston Saul’s book Equilibrium.

 

Edition #32 May – August 2002 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
This is an historic edition because, after eight years and 32 editions, this sees Des Ryan’s last contribution to AnD’s staying in touch newsletter. I know some of our regular readers look forward to reading Des’ thought provoking column on what he’s been thinking about – we’ll miss your input, Des! As his last contribution, in Learning Moments Des explores his favourite topic – interdependence. In Did You Know? Kate shares the testimonial of a Learning Retreat client. In a new section called Meet the AnD Coaches, Kate introduces you to AnD’s Associate Coaches who are the face of the new look AnD. An wholistic model of leadership is described in the first AnD Story and, in keeping with Des’ opening piece, the second AnD Story quotes Richard Neville on an interdependent model of globalisation.

 

Edition #31 January- April 2002 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition, in Learning Moments Des explores acceptance. In Did You Know? Kate gives an update on how AnD Consulting looks at the start of 2002 and a case study which illustrates the new look AnD in action. A Good Read names two quite different texts both siting the need for personal and organisational transformation in our current world.

 

Edition #30 September – December 2001 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments Des explores cooperation. In Did You Know? Kate explains AnD Consulting’s transition to a virtual team. In The Power of Vision you can read a testimonial from a satisfied Learning Retreat Customer. The Yin/Yang of Level 5 leadership is the topic of our And/Both Story.

 

Edition #29 May – August 2001 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments Des explores the nature of collaboration and in Did You Know? Kate announces some changes at AnD Consulting and quotes the experiences of a recent Learning Retreat client. This edition’s And Story comes from a global CEO who advocates approaching the opportunities of the net economy as “and’s” rather than “or’s”, and in A Good Read we recommend a simple parable about how to deal effectively with change.

 

Edition #28 February – April 2001 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments Des explores doubt. In Did You Know? a client explains the value she gets from Leadership Coaching and this edition’s AnD/Both Story illustrates the value of an ‘and’ approach to managing people fairly. A Good Read recommends a book on how to enrich our relationships.

 

Edition #27 October – December 2000 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments Des explores the nature of choice and in Did You Know? we describe how our Learning Retreat works in practise. This edition’s AnD Story explores some of the paradoxes involved in being a leader and A Good Read recommends a text in which His Holiness the Dalai Lama shares his belief that the purpose of existence is happiness.

 

Edition #26 July – September 2000 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments Des explores the nature of win/win agreements and A Good Readrefers to an article about achieving win/win agreements in business. In Did You Know? we write about the value of Leadership Coaching in the current business environment and Living with Vision shows an example of the power of vision with a story of someone who has far exceeded the career vision they set for themselves.

 

Edition #24 January – March 2000 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learning Moments Des explores Social Darwinism anf the economic rationalist mindset.Did You Know? announces the winner of AnD Consulting’s Name the Property Competition and, to welcome the New Year, we feature Living with Vision with testimonials from clients who have gained value from visioning their way into this century.

 

Edition #23 October – December 1999 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Des explores in Learning Moments the idea of visionand an emerging context.Did You Know? announces AnD Consulting’s 1999 Scholarship with a testimonial from last year’s winners, and this edition’s AnD Story resolves an ethical dilemma. Value Adding in Business tells how the director in a pharmaceitical company adds value to some of her diverse customers.

 

Edition #22 July – September 1999 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learning Moments explores the idea of responsibility. In Did You Know? you can read how AnD Consulting’s Leaders Retreat is our way of supporting people as they discover what living responsibly means to them. In A Good Read is a text containing essays on the leader of the future. And, in a new section, which will now become a regular section of our newsletter, are some of ‘And’ Stories.

 

Edition #21 April – June 1999 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition in Did You Know? we announce the creation of a leaders’ retreat in the Byron Shire and name the winner of AnD’s 1999 Scholarship. Learning Moments explains the idea of ‘and/both’, and in Living with Vision you will read how we added new value to one of our customers by supporting her in creating her vision. In A Good Read you will read about a text on the value of emotional intelligence in a service economy.

 

Edition #20 January – March 1999 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learnable Moments further explores choice and in Living with Vision you will read the value two clients gained from doing AnD’s Visionary process. In Did You Know? we announce AnD’s 1999 Scholarship and quote a text on the Tao of Leadership. And, as happy Apple Mac users, we are delighted that in Value Adding in Business the Managing Director of Apple Australia shares how she adds value to her customers.

 

Edition #19 October – December 1998 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition, we start with a new topic we are calling Living with VisionLearnable Moments explores choice. In Did You Know? we recommend a text which urges the need for a redefinition of success and we promote tax deductible Learning Sabbaticals in the Byron Shire.

 

Edition #18 July – September 1998 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition, Learnable Moments explores how outsiders influence innovation. In Did You Know? we recommend a text which takes an innovative look at leadership and in Value Adding in Business you can read how a manager in a health care organisation adds value to her customers.

 

Edition #17 April – June 1998 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition, Learnable Moments explores the building of community as a means of sustaining innovation. In Did You Know? we recommend a text on leadership and in Value Adding in Business you can read how the Managing Director of a fine furniture store in Adelaide adds value to his customers.

 

Edition #16 January – March 1998 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition, Learnable Moments explores the difference between family and community.Did You Know? announces the winner of AnD Consulting’s 1998 Scholarship and names a good read. In Value Adding in Business you can read how a director of quality development is adding value to his customers in the higher education sector.

 

Edition #15 October-December 1997 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learnable Moments uses the demise of AnD Consulting’s Bali Learning Centre to explore assumptions. Did You Know? announces AnD Consulting’s 1998 Scholarship, names a good read and cites an example of new value in our Leadership Coaching work. In Value Adding in Business you can read how a pharmacist has added value (naturopathy) to her business and how this enables her to offer an and service to her customers.

 

Edition #14 July-September 1997 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learnable Moments explores the importance of visioning. Did You Know?describes Alec O’Halloran’s experience as AnD Consulting’s 1996 Learning Scholar and names a good read. In Value Adding in Business you can read how the principal of a business in the relocations industry gives value to her customers.

 

Edition #13 April – June 1997 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learnable Moments explores the process of learning. Did You Know? names a good read, reinforces the value of a retreat and shares the ‘aha’ of two readers about value adding in their businesses. In Value Adding in Business you can read how the director-general of a government department adds value for her customers.

 

Edition #12 January – March 1997 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learnable Moments explores how a process of reorganisation plus a change in beliefs / attitudes is needed to create a learning organisation. Did You Know? announces the winner of the 1997 Learning Sabbatical Scholarship, gives an update on the Australian Learning Team and outlines AnD’s availability for Learning Sabbaticals during 1997. In Value Adding in Business you can read how an academic adds value to his customers.

 

Edition #11 October-December 1996 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learnable Moments explores the concept of value and provides a story to illustrate what is meant by this term. Did You Know? announces AnD Consulting’s move to Northern NSW, outlines the Learning Sabbatical now available in Northern NSW, quotes testimonials from four Bali learners and describes the requirements for the 1997 Learning Sabbatical Scholarship.

 

Edition #10 July – September 1996 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learnable Moments explores the value of belonging to a learning team while implementing a strategyof value adding. In the Did You Know? column are some quotable quotes, and in Value Adding in Business you can read how the general manager of a transport company adds value to his customers.

 

Edition #9 April – June 1996 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learnable Moments explores what we mean by leadership and how we are supporting leaders who are having a go at creating and sustaining new ways of going things (new value). Did You Know? gives an update on Learning Sabbaticals in Bali while the Value Adding in Business column provides an insight into how a general manager in the finance industry delivers value to her internal customers.

 

Edition #8 January – March 1996 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learnable Moments explores the role that conversation plays in a complex world. The Did You Know? column announces the winner of the 1995 Learning Sabbatical Scholarship and celebrates AnD Consulting’s Second Birthday. In Holiday Readings, a special feature in this edition, we list our five most memorable reads for 1995. In Value Adding in Industry you can read how the Director of a Foreign Bank adds value to his customers.

 

Edition #7 October – December 1995 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In Learnable Moments Des Ryan continues to explore the inter-relationships involved in value-adding. Kate Ramsay supports this with a story of righteousness. The Did You Know?column contains information about how tax savings may reduce the cost of a Learning Sabbatical in Bali and also announces a Learning Scholarship at AnD’s learning centre in Bali.

 

Edition #6 July – September 1995 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition Learnable Moments introduces the reader to Learning Conversations and the dilemma between predictability and chaos. This heavy going theory is brought alive with two examples. In Value Adding in Industry you can read how a factory manager adds value to his customers and in the Did You Know? column is information about a report on women in management published by DEET and on AnD’s Asia-Pacific Learning Centres.

 

Edition #5 April – June 1995 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition, Learnable Moments tells a Kate and Des travel story about the value of agreeing to some ground rules when embarking on a shared goal and explores different types of organisations. In Value Adding in Industry you can read how a knowhow professional adds value to her customers and in the Did You Know? column are progress reports on the Bali Learning Centre and AnD Consulting’s coaching so far this year.

 

Edition #4 January – March 1995 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition, in Learning Moments we explore our learning from holiday activities and reading. In Value Adding in Industry you can read how coaching and visioning can add value. The Did You Know? column gives progress on our Bali Learning Centre and announces learning seminars on Managing in Complexity during 1995.

 

Edition #3 October – December 1994 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
In this edition, in Teachable Moments Kate tells some travel stories to illustrate how our assumptions can get in the way of customer service. You can read in Value Adding in Industry how a manufacturing company in the building industry is adding value to their customers. The Did You Know? column updates you on AnD’s recent value added ventures.

 

Edition #2 July – September 1994 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
This edition tells how one business is adding value to their customers and explores what learning means to Kate Ramsay and Des Ryan.

 

Edition #1 May – June 1994 : (This edition is in Adobe PDF format)
Value Adding invites you to read how other learners are adding value to their customers, thoughts and accounts of the actions of Des Ryan and Kate Ramsay and anything else you tell us. There will also be a regular column called Did You Know? The focus of Did you Know? is innovation. This column describes the ways in which organisations are adding value to their products and services. Your contribution to this column is welcome. In this first edition Kate tells the ‘Story of AnD’ and Des explores the concept of Value Adding.

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