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Your Personal Brand

  “Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room” Jeff Bezos I co-facilitated a workshop last week inside one of our largest and most successful NZ companies. Part of the workshop addressed personal brands in the context of creating an image. “What is it you want to be… Read more


Is Female Leadership Really Different?

For years women have kept their heads down and played by the rules. We’ve been certain that with enough hard work, our natural talents would be recognised and we would be rewarded. We’ve made undeniable progress and yet, as we’ve worked, ever diligent, the men around us often continue to get promoted faster, paid more… Read more


Ambition and getting in the way of yourself

People who are strongly guided by their desire to keep moving forward can have very strong expectations of themselves. Again, a leader that has no expectations of themselves? Someone who doesn’t hold themselves accountable or responsible? Yup, that’s not a leader. But people with ‘very strong’ expectations of themselves can only notice what they didn’t achieve, and are overly hard on themselves when they don’t meet those ‘high bar’ expectations. There is little long term motivation from only seeing your failures.


Leadership Lessons from Eliza McCartney

The Olympics, the symbol of ultimate sporting achievement where four years of intense focused training comes down to one race, one throw, one jump in a stadium full of people, on the world stage.  It’s hard to imagine the pressure that athletes feel in the arena on finals day. That pressure does strange things to… Read more


Vulnerability – The Final Frontier

Authenticity is one of my core values and one that I felt proud to say I was living.  I’d invested significant amounts of my time and effort to get to this place.  I’d discovered my core values, I’d finally identified the things that were important and fulfilling to me compared to the things that I… Read more