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Chasing time

Have you noticed how your birthday/anniversary/Christmas seems to come around faster every year? Or how much longer the summer holidays seemed to be when you were a child? A recent article in the New Zealand Herald suggests an explanation based on a theory described in 1897 by the French philosopher, Paul Janet. The theory is based… Read more


Make or break: a manager’s role in developing others

In a recent blog called ‘The Finished Article’ I talked about the tendency for many senior people to think that training and development is for others and not for them. Engagement in personal development is an interesting topic for those of us who operate in that space who are constantly searching for the holy grail… Read more


Being conscious of your unconscious biases

In a recent blog Rugby, Chess, TV and hidden bias we focussed on news articles that showed how common (and unconscious) gender bias is in our everyday media. We can have unconscious bias towards any number of things and because we don’t know that we have them (that’s why they are unconscious), these biases can be… Read more


High performing teams take time

A few weeks ago, New Zealand was fixated on the Cricket World Cup, soon our attention will be focussed on the 2015 U-20 FIFA  World Cup and later in the year we will be swept away in the drama of another Rugby World Cup.  We Kiwis like our sport and, win or lose, we get… Read more


The Finished Article

One of our core philosophies when enhancing leadership capability and capacity is that self awareness is the root of good leadership.  Whether in our coaching work or leadership development programmes, we believe that a good leader truly understands how they think and what their values are and they have a good understanding of how these… Read more