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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


Valuing High Performance

The New Zealand team brought 45 medals home from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 14 of them gold. Most would agree that this was an excellent performance for a New Zealand team performing offshore. It’s hard to argue otherwise because, personal best times aside, the acknowledged measure of performance in the Commonwealth Games is the… Read more


Balanced Leadership Development

Whether I’m working with someone on developing their team or business; improving their golf; or developing as a band, one common theme I keep coming back to, is that of focusing on the process rather than getting too myopic about the outcome. Over time I’ve found it more beneficial to get clients to look at… Read more


Do you know you want it?

During the recent leadership week celebrations I was fortunate enough to attend the Leadership New Zealand ‘Dinner with a Difference’ event. At the end of the event a young person who had been part of the AUT shadow a leader activity that day, sat beside me and asked me a lot of questions on leadership…. Read more


Time and place

My mum used to say to me ‘There is a time and a place for everything’. This was her way of telling me I’d chosen the wrong time or place for whatever I’d just done. But she didn’t always tell me when the right time and place was (if any) so I was left guessing… Read more


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