Philosophy is a funny subject because it can be interpreted in so many ways. To some, it’s an academic thing to study. For others, it’s a way of life or a personal set of values that are unique to an individual. This multi-layered view is what makes philosophy awesome and to come at from different angles.
Louise Chapman of Lex Academic has a wonderful story to tell about philosophy, editing, changing perception in the academic world and so much more. She’s also the partner of Constantine Sandis, who’s provided excellent commentary on the psychology of philosophy.
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When you hear the word seduction, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the idea of getting someone into bed. Maybe it’s describing a dangerous kind of charisma. Seduction can be viewed more than one way and it’s a matter of perspective.
That’s the attitude Melissa Van Oss brings to the table in her work with reframing seduction in coaching, creative writing and workshops. It was a pleasure to interview Melissa about her experiences with putting a nuanced spin on seduction and how it can be used ethically.
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I’m fascinated with the concept of rhetoric. This is the art of persuasion that goes back to the ancient world of orators giving grand speeches, moving audiences with the power of words and creating an emotional connection.
Today, rhetoric remains an invaluable part of public speaking and marketing. There are many layers to this complex system of communication and people have used it for good and bad.
Learning how to use rhetoric ethically is a worthwhile exercise, particularly in the marketing realm. It was fun to get nerdy on the subject with Niluka Kavanagh, a presentation coach and branding consultant well-versed in rhetoric.
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Listening is arguably the most important life skill we can have. It’s how we show we’re connected to each other, how we process information and turn knowledge into wisdom.
It’s also about more than just hearing someone and Colin Smith has dedicated his life to helping people become better listeners and developing their own philosophy of being connected to someone else.
In this interview, we delve into listening techniques, the musicality of listening and how leaders can get better at paying attention.
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