Book reviews

Rosinski Phillippe, Leadership et Coaching Global

Critique de Soumia Ben Amar, en collaboration avec George Simons at diversophy.com Face à monde en perpétuel mouvement et à une incertitude accrue Philippe Rosinski nous offre une autre vision du coaching beaucoup plus profonde avec une certaine approche humaniste tout en nous invitant à la nécessité d’une réflexion fondamentale plus poussée qui se veut vecteur d’une prise de conscience et de changement. Il nous incite à mettre en avant les qualités humaines et nobles que l’on a déjà en soi pour une vision meilleure du monde, porteuse de sens éthique. Dans un premier temps l’auteur veut nous mettre face...

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Schafer, D. Paul, The Cultural Personality

  Reviewed by Dr. George Simons at diversophy.com Lately, there has been a recent resurgence of interest in archetypes and personality templates. Some are revisiting Carl Jung’s archetypes and others, particularly concerned with the decline of male identity, harken back to Joseph Campbell's heroes. We are looking for something, perhaps something we sense we have lost. Paul Schafer's work offers us a fresh approach to identity formation information, a new model, if you will, something that pulls old models together and allows them to work for us again. Put briefly, The Cultural Personality expresses Schafer’s belief that human beings should...

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Schafer, D. Paul, Will This Be Canada's Century?

Reviewed by Dr. George Simons at diversophy.com It is easy to take Canada for granted, as it doesn’t clamor for attention in the world, at least in the cotton candy meta-narratives of power, politics, money and commerce, normally spun by the people who run things and swallowed by the grand public. Yet, if we listen carefully to Schafer’s account, Canada may provide the life-sustaining nutrients missing in this narrative. It’s about history, culture and character. Every reviewer must sidestep his or her patchwork of frames about someone else’s part of the world when exploring an authentic native account. In my...

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Weiwei Ai, Humanity

Reviewed by Dr. George Simons at diversophy.com This tiny book holds a wealth of citations from the writings and speeches of Ai Weiwei, a Chinese activist and artist, a master of many media from poetry to film to sculpture, activist installations and architecture. Humanity focuses on the migration crisis as a human crisis. But this crisis is not the flood of migrants and asylum seekers fleeing their homelands in their mélange of desperation and hope. Rather it is the crisis of understanding, empathy and humanity in our response to them in our age and every age.  Weiwei’s quotations are grouped...

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