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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


3 habits that will improve your focus

Last week, in New Zealand, Monday was  a public holiday. There’s always a sense of excitement before a 3-day weekend as we anticipate a sleep in, a lazy brunch or time spent in the garden/playing sport/relaxing with family. Then we return to work and frantically try to cram 5 days of work into a 4-… Read more


Empowering Your People to Think For Themselves

There is often a temptation, once you’ve asked someone a question and  haven’t received an immediate answer to assume that either: they didn’t understand the question and therefore you need to ask it again in a slightly different way, or they don’t have any ideas or ‘the answer’ so you need to give them a… Read more


Perfecting Perfectionism

Those of you with a perfectionistic streak will know that it can be the source of your greatest achievements one minute and your downfall the next. Our work with the thinking of leaders, and many coaching sessions has shown us that perfectionism can show up in a couple of ways when it comes to the… Read more


We are what we tell ourselves

One of my favourite sayings is “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” by  Henry Ford.  I love this saying because it makes an impact on different levels; it’s not just what you think, but also what you tell yourself that matters. I have witnessed a series of ‘aha’ moments with… Read more


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