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Feedback is a gift so use it well

360 degree feedback is not a new idea. Most of us have been part of a 360 process in our career at some point, either as a receiver or as a giver. The principle behind the process is always a good one, i.e constructive  feedback shines a light on our performance and helps us to… Read more


Are subject matter experts good leaders?

The question can’t be answered without first examining the qualities that make a good leader and there is plenty of opinion about this: search Google for ‘leadership qualities’ and you’ll get over 67 million results. Most lists of the characteristics of good leadership feature the same core attributes (e.g. honesty, empathy, accountability, inspiration, decisiveness); being… Read more


Valuing diversity is a leadership challenge

Every year the EEO Trust hosts a black-tie event to announce the Diversity Award winners. It’s an opportunity for participants to showcase their workplace diversity initiatives and to celebrate their achievements in the company of their peers. Every year there are new categories and judging criteria which open up more opportunities for businesses of all… Read more


Perfecting Perfectionism

Those of you with a perfectionistic streak will know that it can be the source of your greatest achievements one minute and your downfall the next. Our work with the thinking of leaders, and many coaching sessions has shown us that perfectionism can show up in a couple of ways when it comes to the… Read more


Do you know you want it?

During the recent leadership week celebrations I was fortunate enough to attend the Leadership New Zealand ‘Dinner with a Difference’ event. At the end of the event a young person who had been part of the AUT shadow a leader activity that day, sat beside me and asked me a lot of questions on leadership…. Read more