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Find time to focus and improve performance

Are you finding it hard to concentrate? Does your mind regularly wander to other things? Are you easily distracted?  If you answered yes to any of these questions your inability to focus might be impacting your performance. We are living in the Information Age.  A knowledge-based society influenced by the evolution of technology and a… Read more


Make or break: a manager’s role in developing others

In a recent blog called ‘The Finished Article’ I talked about the tendency for many senior people to think that training and development is for others and not for them. Engagement in personal development is an interesting topic for those of us who operate in that space who are constantly searching for the holy grail… 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


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