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Testing your Trust

There are times when other people really test your faith in your fellow man or woman. You try and play by the rules of reasonability, good faith and decency only to find that others have been stringing the game along to meet their own agenda and, in hindsight, are not deserving of your trust. The… Read more


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