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It’s time for NZ to take a stand!

I was horrified to hear of the social media attacks on Emma Watson after she stood up at the United Nations Headquarters and formally invited men to participate in conversations about gender equality. In her speech to launch the HeForShe campaign, Emma shared her experiences of gender discrimination and expressed her hope that men would… Read more


Learning To Bounce Back

The other day I was reflecting on a situation that didn’t quite go the way I had planned. My initial reaction was to get annoyed, then I quickly shifted to trying to find myself or someone else to blame, before I shrugged my shoulders and decided to get on with developing Plan B. This made… Read more


Valuing diversity is a leadership challenge

Every year the EEO Trust hosts a black-tie event to announce the Diversity Award winners. It’s an opportunity for participants to showcase their workplace diversity initiatives and to celebrate their achievements in the company of their peers. Every year there are new categories and judging criteria which open up more opportunities for businesses of all… Read more


Leadership Lessons from a Ski Trip

I’m writing this piece about 15,000 feet above the amazing scenery of the Southern Alps of New Zealand, on my way back from a short break in Queenstown. The trip included my first ‘proper’ skiing for about 15 years. Having survived a few runs down the mountain, and after a quick tune-up with a professional… Read more


Perfecting Perfectionism

Those of you with a perfectionistic streak will know that it can be the source of your greatest achievements one minute and your downfall the next. Our work with the thinking of leaders, and many coaching sessions has shown us that perfectionism can show up in a couple of ways when it comes to the… Read more