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What caring about grammar tells us

I enjoyed last week’s blog by our guest blogger because it gave me a chance to revisit a topic that I always find interesting when working with leaders: that of our unconscious bias. It’s not that I wasn’t interested in the topic of good grammar as a topic on its own, but as a child… Read more


Stressed and Overwhelmed?

You are not alone! I consider myself someone who is fortunate enough to be working every day in a field I love and enjoy, working with many inspirational and motivated people. Yet I continue to see a common thread through us all…. yep it’s being stressed and overwhelmed.  Some more overwhelmed with the amount of… Read more


Lessons from a Short Week

As we all know, according to Parkinson’s Law, ‘Work expands to fit the time available for its completion’. In New Zealand we have recently had a couple of short working weeks back to back and fitting two weeks’ work into a reduced number of days has reminded me of the truth behind this Law. I… Read more


Are you Right or are you Winning?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were convinced that you were right and that the person you were debating with was wrong? Or that someone else’s behaviour was ‘out of order’ and that it up was up to them to ‘apologise’ or ‘make the first move’? Perhaps you’ve had that situation… Read more


The Real Benefit of Exercise

As I sit at my kitchen table on a Sunday afternoon planning work for the coming week, my mind is swirling with the upcoming week’s activities – I’ve nearly finished making the class costumes for my daughters end of term performance, the house is a mess, there is washing to sort out, and of course… Read more


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