Name your uncomfortable feelings – and magic may follow

My interview for the TVNZ Sunday programme with Jehan Casinader is one of those experiences I’ll look back on and say, “Yeah. That was a good move.” It’s been brilliant for book sales, business, and providing a platform for me to bang on about Beyond Burnout. But what you don’t know is that I almost…

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What All Blacks Coach, Steve Hansen, Can Teach Leaders About Empathy

September 19 marked an absolute doozy for the South African rugby team. The Springboks, World Cup favourites, got trounced by underdogs, Japan, in the first round of the Rugby World Cup. For the Springbok coach, Heyneke Meyer, his three “sleepless nights” following the humiliating defeat are testament to the kind of pressure felt by international…

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5 Ways For Leaders To Build Empathy

“Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our true potential.” Dr Jane Goodall. In this wonderful short video Dr. Goodall considers how empathy for other animals brings us closer to our highest human potential. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qu7Wn1mRYA[/youtube] It got me thinking about the role empathy plays in potential…

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