in Christian organisations
I will be speaking at a conference this Friday on my personal journey in integrating my faith and work in a secular international NGO. i would be interested in hearing your thoughts on some of the…Continue
Stanley Arumugam has not received any gifts yet
Jesus created safe spaces which were transformative. He had a remarkable way of inviting the poor and marginalised to tell their stories. In a world dominated by the loud, self-righteous religious elite, Jesus listened for the voices that were usually drowned out by the noise of the powerful.
In my work as an OD practitioner and coach, I have discovered that the practice of creating a safe space is essential for meaningful engagement and outcomes. When we don’t feel safe we are not…Continue
I’m vulnerable to burn-out. I had a very dark experience as a corporate director some years ago. More recently in my INGO role, I came close again as I was severely stressed. I suppose none of us are immune from stress, especially as we have chosen to work in demanding callings.
I’ve realised that it is our ethical responsibility to take care of ourselves so we are fully available and able to do the work we have committed to.
As part of our leadership Programme in Arusha, we invited a group of traditional dancers and drummers to entertain us in the evening. Before their performance, they lit a fire and set the drums around it. I was curious about what they were doing. One of the drummers said, "We make the fire to heat the skin of…Continue
I did not feel like getting involved again with this team. Our initial session was intense, almost toxic, though we made some progress. When they requested follow-up, I was not sure. Some were obviously committed to working things out, but the other camp was resisting at every turn. In the middle of a full load of work, spending the afternoon with this team was not appealing, but I accepted, rather reluctantly.
We started with review and reflection of the journey to date, but as soon…Continue