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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


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


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


Spotting Coachable Moments

One of the things that often comes up with leaders who are looking to adopt more of a coaching style is difficulty identifying situations that could lend themselves to coaching – what we call ‘coachable moments’. Here are a few ideas and suggestions for situations that may be used for coaching / taking more of… Read more


Give your change process a chance

One theme that challenges organisations committed to making significant changes, such as the introduction of a coaching culture, is perseverance.  Almost without exception the leaders we have interviewed have commented on the need to stick with the changes over the long-term to get the business benefits. Significant changes don’t happen over the course of a… Read more