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Find the time to lead like an All Black

Apologies to all the non rugby fans out there but this is a big week in New Zealand.  With the final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup only days away, Kiwis and Aussies are working themselves into a patriotic fervour each hoping (praying) for the ‘right’ outcome on finals day. Although rugby is a team… Read more


The sound of silence

A verse in one of the most popular songs of the 20th century goes like this: And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more. People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence. You’ll know the… Read more


Lessons in excellence from Serena

At the 2014 French Open, Serena Williams was defeated by the world No.20 player, Garbine Muguruza.  Williams described that loss as ‘eye opening’. A year later, after beating Muguruza to claim her sixth Wimbledon crown and achieving the “Serena Slam” for the second time (4 successive Grand Slam titles) Serena is a role model, not just… Read more


5 steps to confidence and success

I was asked recently for my favourite quote and I didn’t have to look hard to find it. There is one quote that stands out for me and that is from Henry Ford….. What we tell ourselves (whether it is out loud or quietly in our head) can help or hinder our progress.  It can… Read more


Rugby, chess, TV and hidden biases

Three headlines caught my eye this week. “Rugby sevens: Fourth straight title for NZ women” “Girls don’t have the brains to play chess “ “Get women out of the kitchen, TVNZ told” I was thrilled to read the first headline. Any team that performs well on the world stage deserves a heap of praise but… Read more