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The Antarctic Elephant Seal is an ungainly creature on land. After all, it’s not easy dragging around 4 tons of blubber on 2 flippers. But in its native habitat the water, it moves gracefully and easily, travelling hundreds of kilometres every day, holding its breath for 2 hours and diving 2 kilometres deep. Leaders have similar limitations when they seek to inspire. They thrive in their “native habitats,” feeling right at home, while operating in their “endangered habitats” feels awkward and ungainly, a struggle to survive.

By Andrew & Gaia Grant The Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion autonomous concept car is shown on stage Did you know that in Germany (the birthplace of the car industry) car sales in the future may drop by as much as 50%? Did you know that predictions in the luxury car industry show th[...]

Written by Gaia Grant and Andrew Grant Why team building can backfire, and how to ensure it is a worthwhile investment A stinging article recently appeared in a major newspaper describing why some team building exercises can be a waste of time. A poll referred to in the article revealed t[...]

a) How Plato understands justice in the state, and how it differs from the modern western democratic notion of justice? b) How Aristotle understands the concept of happiness and what he see as its place in education ...

Education is about facing reality and developing skills for ongoing learning and enquiry. In the "MATRIX" movies, the characters are suspended in a free-will world with the capacity to choose to think and feel as they please. However they can never tell which experiences are real and which have been artificially created...

Though many educational philosophers have attempted to devise a systematic theory of moral education, Aristotle and Rousseau remain two of the more widely recognised theorists in the area, both because of the emphasis each had on the importance of an adequate moral education, and because of the revolutionary positions on moral education each took, given the contemporary social and historical contexts in which each of them was writing.

Breathe in the sweet essence. Be dazzled by the bright visual impact, by the riotous colours. Enjoy the textures of soft petals and lace, of brass and stone. Find yourself moving to the rhythm of clanging gongs. It is impossible to stay in Bali and not experience but a little of the sensory feast of the Hindu faith here. As Jay Hemman has discovered, Balinese Hinduism is alive and well, and apparently determined to forge a path well into the future…

By Gaia Grant An examination of the ways in which beliefs and values are passed on to children informally through rituals and ceremonies in the home and the community and any opposition that might be experienced. Support from every facet of the community [...]

By Andrew Grant A call for organisations to take education seriously TIME magazine Asia recently included an article with a very sobering assessment of schools in the region. According to the article, high drop out rates, strikes, stress, suicides –[...]