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Value your team coach

Long before the frenzy of the Cricket World Cup hit our shores, the captain of New Zealand’s cricket team, the Black Caps, was asked what coach Mike Hesson’s strengths were. McCullum answered, “He’s not that interested in short-term results. He wants to build something that lasts forever.” For Hesson, losing the World Cup final will… Read more


Three simple tips for a balanced life

Recently speaking with friends, family and colleagues, it seems that life is just one event after another and the busyness that surrounds us doesn’t seem to go away.  In fact, for most of us at this time of year, with Christmas, end-of-year, and summer holidays to cope with, busyness rises to a whole new level…. Read more


Facing the elephant in the room

We know we need to have them, we know they are valuable, we know that sooner rather than later is a better approach, and yet still we avoid them. I’m talking about those difficult conversations that we face from time to time. Some people call them courageous conversations. Others call them elephants. Courageous conversations are the… Read more


Change is slow for women in transition

Emma Watson shone a light on the role of men and women in the fight for gender equality at the United Nations recently and in doing so, engaged another generation in the conversation on social media. In the 21st century, it is disappointing that gender inequality within organisations is still rife, but it is. In… Read more


It’s time for NZ to take a stand!

I was horrified to hear of the social media attacks on Emma Watson after she stood up at the United Nations Headquarters and formally invited men to participate in conversations about gender equality. In her speech to launch the HeForShe campaign, Emma shared her experiences of gender discrimination and expressed her hope that men would… Read more