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The team who had trust nailed (and what we can learn from them)

This week, I had the privilege of working with a team where the trust among the group was phenomenal – quite literally something to behold. What was evident in this team where trust with a capital T was the order of the day? 1. A group who, as soon as they gathered for our workshop,… 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


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


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