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Life Lessons From Sticky Family Situations

I’ve heard that having expectations is the mother of all disappointments and I agree with it, except when they’re not.  A friend of mine, Matt (name has been changed to ensure my safety), recently ran into a sticky situation that we’ve all probably fallen into at least once. Matt was in need of a tradesman… Read more


Congruence

There are many aspects of leadership that are challenging to the leader, but none more so than the fact that everything a leader does is watched by everyone within the organisation. Not only what they do, but how they do it.  Their behaviours are constantly tested against the behaviours that they espouse and that the… Read more


The Juggling Act

The struggle of the juggle is a topic very dear to my heart as a working mother of three, a Director, a Chairperson, a wife and an individual. So what is the struggle of the juggle? When I asked some of the key New Zealand women I know, they talked about this being the reality… Read more


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


Throwing Away the Map and Learning to Enjoy the Journey

This is a story of a traveller… A traveller who had travelled the world and wherever he travelled he fared very well, largely because he had his trusty map and his backpack.  His map was very detailed, it showed him where to turn when he came to obstacles and his backpack was fully stocked with… Read more


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