Authenticity is one of my core values and one that I felt proud to say I was living. I’d invested significant amounts of my time and effort to get to this place. I’d discovered my core values, I’d finally identified the things that were important and fulfilling to me compared to the things that I… Read more
A verse in one of the most popular songs of the 20th century goes like this: And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more. People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence. You’ll know the… Read more
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
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
Annual performance reviews seem to be a necessary evil in most organisations. Moving away from these being seen as a once a year chore and looking for regular opportunities to provide feedback and coaching can remove some of the ‘dread’ that many managers and team members feel about the process.