Coaching at Work e-newsletter — August 2010

Welcome to the August issue of the newsletter A group of us watched Gillo Pontecorvo’s brilliant black and white movie The Battle of Algiers (1966, re-released in 2007) recently. The film uses a gritty newsreel effect to recreate France’s suppression of the 1950s Algerian uprising. The film is as gripping now as when it was first released, although it is noticeable that Islam is not mentioned once and there is a sense of the world being simpler then somehow. These days, we have much more exposure to so many different cultural layers and influences and are required to be more […]


Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest   breathing like the ones in the old stories   who could cross a shimmering bed of dry leaves without a sound,   you come to a place whose only task   is to trouble you with tiny but frightening requests   conceived out of nowhere but in this place beginning to lead everywhere.   Requests to stop what you are doing right now, and   to stop what you are becoming while you do it,   questions that can make or unmake a life,   questions that have patiently waited for […]