This week we are delighted to share a blog from Fiona Fenwick, one of our colleagues who advises elite sportsmen and women and corporate clients on the importance of their personal brand and the significant difference it can make to their success on a personal and professional level. **** Living your values is fundamental in building and… Read more
The other day I was reflecting on a situation that didn’t quite go the way I had planned. My initial reaction was to get annoyed, then I quickly shifted to trying to find myself or someone else to blame, before I shrugged my shoulders and decided to get on with developing Plan B. This made… Read more
At the beginning of this year I invited people to ask me questions about leadership. Today I’m answering Phill’s question: Question: “Hi Suzi, I have come from a (professional) sporting background and have now moved into a corporate occupation which involves a portion of coaching to help team members achieve their targets and goals. What… Read more
Mindfulness is not new. It is about cultivating a state of mind towards being present and experiencing the fullness of a situation / event, despite how aversive it may be. It means not getting bogged down in one’s own feelings and emotions and being able to see things clearly, so one can respond rather than react.
We say ‘cultivate’ since it takes time. All of our thoughts are habits and we are gardeners in their cultivation. It’s up to us to tend well. Suffering is optional.
Recently I was privileged to listen to the wisdom of David Slyfield, one of the most sought-after athletic trainers in New Zealand. He had just finished training the world-renowned Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team. There are some strong links between the athlete trainer and the organisational leader. Having also trained some of the New Zealand… Read more