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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


We are what we tell ourselves

One of my favourite sayings is “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” by  Henry Ford.  I love this saying because it makes an impact on different levels; it’s not just what you think, but also what you tell yourself that matters. I have witnessed a series of ‘aha’ moments with… Read more


Valuing High Performance

The New Zealand team brought 45 medals home from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 14 of them gold. Most would agree that this was an excellent performance for a New Zealand team performing offshore. It’s hard to argue otherwise because, personal best times aside, the acknowledged measure of performance in the Commonwealth Games is the… Read more