group-therapyThese lectures will form part of a series called “My family and me; myself included”, where the first 6 topics will be:

– Codependence

– Narcissistic Traits

– Parenting (Mothering) Styles

-The Victim Triangle

– Family Roles

– Boundaries

These highly entertaining talks with videos and ample information from the top authors in the field will run over a 12 week period where the lectures will happen every second week. These lectures are intended to begin a conversation around how these aspects impact our relationships and family bonds.

For more information, and to sign up, click here


Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation

Pink examines what most managers don’t know: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. He says,”For the 21st century tasks, that mechanistic reward-and-punishment-approach doesn’t work …”


Esther Perel: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship

“…So we come to one person and we basically are asking them to give us what once an entire village used to provide…the crisis of desire is often the crisis of the imagination…fire needs air, desire needs a space… ”


Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, example not exception

“And women can no longer be both half the population and a special interest group”


Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share

“The opposite of depression is….vitality”. A Rwandan perspective of Western help: “…they didn’t externalise the depression as an invasive spirit, instead they…have them talk for an hour about bad things that had happened to them.”


How to manage for collective creativity – Linda Hill

“Innovation rarely happens unless you have both diversity and conflict…innovative organizations develop an inclusive decision-making process that allows for both-and solutions to arise and not simply either-or solutions.”


Break the bias – Hideshi Hamaguchi

Do you know the formula of innovation: !? – ? = !


The Danger of a Single Story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“…that’s how it is to create a single story, show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again; and that is what they become…and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story the only story.”

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

“If you sit kids down hour after hour doing low-grade clerical work, don’t be surprised if they start to fidget…Children are not… suffering from (a) psychological condition, they’re suffering from childhood…”


Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

“…And the problem is this, women are not making it to the top of any profession anywhere in the world…women systematically underestimate their ability”


Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance

“…The kind of ignorance that is maybe best summed up in a statement by James Clerck Maxwell who said: Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every real advance in science.”


Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader

“…The best leadership development happens when people are learning in the context of their own strategic, economic agenda, with the actual people that they are going to influence and lead.”


How economic inequality harms societies – Richard Wilkinson

“…we can compare more and less equal societies and see what inequality does…I want to start though with a paradox…so income means something very important within our societies and nothing between them”


The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown

“If you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist…connection is what gives us purpose and meaning to our lives…it is neurobiologically how we are wired. It is why we are here.”


Are the born-frees born to free fall – Dion Chang

Chang elaborates that a youth bulge is useful for a country when we have two things in place: (i) an excellent education system and (ii) plentiful jobs. “We have neither”. He explores trauma and the impact it has on our young people today and he sees South Africa’s social problems as coping mechanisms of trauma that create cyclic problems.