Tag Archives: Forgiveness


I’ve just finished Desmond and Mpho Tutu’s ‘The Book of Forgiving’, picked up (as all the best things are) at the local library.  It’s a simple and powerful read, which is studded with some terrible stories of personal loss, sickening … Continue reading

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Confrontation and Compassion

Compassion came up a number of times this week – on Tuesday in the context of confrontation; and yesterday as a way to run an entire organisation. Of course the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu would argue (in the … Continue reading

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Five years ago I had the privilege to sit within touching distance of Desmond Tutu, to hear him speak. Small in stature, he seemed quite old and frail as he took slowly and carefully to the stage. But then he … Continue reading

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Faced with a well-intentioned but ‘in my face’ accusation of diffidence and avoiding organising large group team building sessions, a strange answer came out: ‘Forgive me’. I surprised myself with that one. But it felt right. I give big team … Continue reading

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