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Positive Reflection

As we near the end of the year, it’s a good time to reflect.  I wonder what you tell yourself and others about 2013. Do you focus on what has gone well, the wins you have had, how you have contributed, what you have achieved, and the relationships you have grown and maintained? Do you… Read more


‘Imagine I Wasn’t Here’

Last week I was involved in a workshop where we were training participants how to adopt more of a coaching style of leadership.  A couple of questions were asked in the workshop about how well staff would accept being asked questions (in a coaching style) rather than being told what to do.  In my response… Read more


Strategies for sameness

Let me ask you a question. ‘How unique is your business/division?’ If you could rate your business/division out of 10 for uniqueness what would you give it?. When I talk uniqueness I mean the kind of uniqueness that gets you market place advantage over anyone else. Unless you are one of the few products in… Read more


The Real Benefit of Exercise

As I sit at my kitchen table on a Sunday afternoon planning work for the coming week, my mind is swirling with the upcoming week’s activities – I’ve nearly finished making the class costumes for my daughters end of term performance, the house is a mess, there is washing to sort out, and of course… Read more


Athlete trainer meets organisational leader

Recently I was privileged to listen to the wisdom of David Slyfield, one of the most sought-after athletic trainers in New Zealand.  He had just finished training the world-renowned Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team.  There are some strong links between the athlete trainer and the organisational leader. Having also trained some of the New Zealand… Read more