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5 Steps to Finding Your True Courage and Inspiration

I recently saw a story that both filled me with awe and brought me close to tears.  Eight year old Bailey Matthews has cerebral palsy.  This makes what we take as the most basic and unappreciated daily tasks, such as walking and getting dressed, difficult.  Yet despite this disability he has made a joyful habit… Read more


It’s a New Year – Time For a Change Not Resolutions

Trevor is a vivacious, active, funny and intelligent character.  He used to be full of life and his natural exuberance and creativity would add value to a wide range of situations.  Unfortunately, over time these wonderful traits have been slowly squeezed out of him thanks to his job.   I’d like to say Trevor was… Read more


Life Lessons From Sticky Family Situations

I’ve heard that having expectations is the mother of all disappointments and I agree with it, except when they’re not.  A friend of mine, Matt (name has been changed to ensure my safety), recently ran into a sticky situation that we’ve all probably fallen into at least once. Matt was in need of a tradesman… Read more


It all starts with recruitment

I had a great chat with a client in the people development function of a large NZ institution the other day. He had been charged with looking at their approach to performance appraisal. Given some recent changes in style by some big global experts in this field, I asked what he was thinking. One point… Read more


Congruence

There are many aspects of leadership that are challenging to the leader, but none more so than the fact that everything a leader does is watched by everyone within the organisation. Not only what they do, but how they do it.  Their behaviours are constantly tested against the behaviours that they espouse and that the… Read more