Articles for May, 2011

Creating a wisdom space

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The Director of the Centre for Professional Practice discusses the seeking of wisdom through deep listening and careful observation.

Crisis, determination, forbearance: lessons from Japan

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

I lived in very close proximity to the tsunami-affected area of Japan for twelve months last year, so upon news of the earthquake and tsunami tragedies, I anxiously awaited any type of correspondence from friends in my Japanese community. Emails slowly began to filter through, and read alongside news reports and footage, it was clear that the response echoed across the nation to their devastating situation was the underlying ethos of “determination and perseverance” and “strength and courage”. These idiomatic expressions are typical in the Japanese culture but perhaps are not dissimilar to our own Australian cultural sentiments of mates helping mates – getting in there, and having a go.

The view beyond failure

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The Director of Post Secondary Planning talks from personal experience about of the importance of “entering the arena”, rather than to focussing on success or fearing failure.

Making good decisions in ‘an information tsunami’

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

From the Acting Dean of Students

“Trying to drink from a fire hose of information has harmful cognitive effects and nowhere are those effects clearer, and more worrying, than in our ability to make smart, creative, successful decisions.”

 (Begley, 2011)

The area of the human brain responsible for decision making is