It seems like almost every organisation on the planet wants to become more innovative right now.  And let’s face it, thinking differently and creatively about challenges and opportunities that face us are table stakes to survival, given the ambiguous, multifaceted and unpredictable landscape we are operating in. As I was musing about this, I came…

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As published by Idealog on July 16, 2015. I recently overheard someone talking about a cutting-edge leadership workshop they had just attended. “It was weird,” he said. “Weird good or weird bad?” I asked. The question caused my erstwhile friend to pause mid-sentence. “Weird good…I think…” He then admitted that the “weirdness” caused him to veer…

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I have to admit, I have a bit of a girl-crush on the person featured in today’s Leader’s Digest interview. Dale Clareburt, founder and CEO of high-growth kiwi tech company Weirdly has attitude and spunk and makes the Energiser Bunny look like a lazy sod. I first noticed Dale’s X factor when I placed her…

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How can you sniff out a rebel in your workplace? They are the ones who: Go against the norm, challenge the status quo, rarely go with the flow. Can be seen as troublemakers. Ask – “Why should we…? “Why do we have to…?” Or say – “That’s a stupid rule….” Wonder out loud about idealistic…

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If you’re still wondering whether diversity in the workplace is important…best you go hang out with the Flat Earth Society.   As McKinsey & Co (and a host of other highly credible researchers) have shown, diversity makes your organisation more effective, successful and profitable.  But knowing you should be cultivating and promoting a diverse workforce –…

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One of the things I love about writing a blog is, my life, and those I coach, offer such rich pickings for topics – if I am just willing to stop long enough to take notice. Rich pickings not only in terms of leadership, but also in navigating life’s peculiar, spectacular journey. It’s spooky how…

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It was my pleasure to chat with Adam Holt, the Chairman of Universal Music New Zealand and a Director of Recorded Music New Zealand. Here’s what he had to say… Suzi: You are a leader in a vibrant, creative and fun industry. I’m sure there are a gazillion people (myself included) who are jealous of your role. So,…

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When I was a kid, I was almost always the very last person to be chosen for sports teams. During PE class, I would stand awkwardly, eyes downcast, as two snaking lines of my classmates grew before me. As more and more names were called, I would remain in the trembling shadows of my sportier…

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