Posts Tagged ‘wisdom’

philosophy

Where our scientific knowledge is insufficient and where theological answers fail to compel and convince us, philosophy remains a useful endeavour.

That doesn’t mean that all philosophising done at the frontier is useful, interesting, or worth listening to, however. Philosophy that is ignorant of science, or of the bizarre and arcane logical rules that science can often follow, will lead even the most brilliant of thinkers astray. To the speculative, curious mind, however, what is known today will never be satisfactory. Until science makes those critical advances, philosophising will be a necessary tool for gazing beyond today’s frontier.

Which is why Cranlana’s programs draw on more than two millennia of philosophical thinking to foster in-depth, practical discussions that sharpen critical reasoning and strengthen moral courage.

Forbes, 30 June 2020

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leadership conversations

While books, podcasts and videos on the subject of leadership abound, what they don’t provide is the opportunity to test and challenge yourself with peers. Being able to openly share perspectives on, insights into and doubts about their leadership practice expands and deepens their understanding of the stakeholders, systems and communities within which they operate. For leaders to whom ethical considerations and principles are important, these kinds of conversations are particularly valuable.

Do the Salons in the tradition of the European literary and philosophical movements offer a model for conversation which meets these needs?

via ArtsHub, 29 July 2020

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remote working

How do leaders considering what work after the pandemic looks like for their organisation ensure that the model they create brings together the best of the virtual and real worlds for the organisation and its staff?

In early 2020 the world began what is undoubtedly the largest work-from-home experiment in history. Now, as countries reopen but Covid-19 remains a major threat, organisations are wrestling with whether and how to have workers return to their offices. Business leaders need to be able to answer a number of questions to make these decisions. Among them is “What impact has working from home had on productivity and creativity?”

Harvard Business Review, 15 July 2020

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philosophy of friendship

Cranlana’s programs draw on more than 2,000 years of philosophy, spanning both ancient and contemporary critical thinkers, because the fundamental concepts grappled with, such the nature of friendship, remain constant. Here are three pieces which consider the philosophy of friendship, specifically Aristotle’s thoughts on the three types of love – agape, eros, and philia — which endure as an insightful model for illuminating the nature of our relationships.

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Top 20 Ethical Leadership Sites

Completing a Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership program is just the start of a lifelong connection with Cranlana.

Cranlana regularly publishes articles, podcasts and videos on its site to supplement and extend our programs’ readings and conversations. They include pieces authored by our alumni, CEO Vanessa Pigrum and Lead Moderator Peter Mares, and curated content on leadership and ethics drawn from a range of sources. These pieces are designed to support alumni in their professional lives by providing useful perspectives to feed into their thinking, and offering an alternate lens through which to consider current issues and events. From AI to animals rights, Black Lives Matter to ethical practice in a pandemic, the topics covered touch on all areas of public and personal life. The pieces aren’t exclusive to alumni – they also provide a repository of thinking on ethical considerations, leadership practice and philosophy for anyone interested in these topics. Which is why the Cranlana Centre site has been named one of the Top 20 Ethical Leadership sites to follow in 2020.

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