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Chasing time

Have you noticed how your birthday/anniversary/Christmas seems to come around faster every year? Or how much longer the summer holidays seemed to be when you were a child? A recent article in the New Zealand Herald suggests an explanation based on a theory described in 1897 by the French philosopher, Paul Janet. The theory is based… Read more


Lessons in excellence from Serena

At the 2014 French Open, Serena Williams was defeated by the world No.20 player, Garbine Muguruza.  Williams described that loss as ‘eye opening’. A year later, after beating Muguruza to claim her sixth Wimbledon crown and achieving the “Serena Slam” for the second time (4 successive Grand Slam titles) Serena is a role model, not just… Read more


High performing teams take time

A few weeks ago, New Zealand was fixated on the Cricket World Cup, soon our attention will be focussed on the 2015 U-20 FIFA  World Cup and later in the year we will be swept away in the drama of another Rugby World Cup.  We Kiwis like our sport and, win or lose, we get… Read more


The Finished Article

One of our core philosophies when enhancing leadership capability and capacity is that self awareness is the root of good leadership.  Whether in our coaching work or leadership development programmes, we believe that a good leader truly understands how they think and what their values are and they have a good understanding of how these… Read more


Lean Leadership – The Toyota Way

In our latest ‘guest blog’, coach and ‘Lean’ expert Adrian Tighe provides us with an understanding of the Lean approach to leadership, based on his experience working for Toyota. Many organisations have tried to implement ‘lean’ tools and techniques, from banks to manufacturing industries, food producers to health services, all with varying degrees of success…. Read more