We Can Be Heroes: 4 Unabashed Lessons From David Bowie

David Bowie

There’s nothing like the death of your teenage hero to halt you in your tracks. The moment I heard the news of David Bowie’s death, I was instantly transported back to hormone-fuelled teenage dorm rooms; a vivid picture of my friends and I hollering “Lets Dance!” at the top of our lungs. My oft-kissed, most…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year From The Leader's Digest

Dear readers, Happy New Year! Thank you thank you thank you. I’m SO grateful for you joining me in 2015. I hope 2016 is an epic, superb, outstanding year for you – and I look forward to sharing more Leader’s Digest adventures with you along the way. Finally, Goethe was a cool cat and said…

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Why Leaders Should Follow Their Instincts

Why Leaders Should Follow Their Instincts_The Leader's Digest blog

What did Francis Ford Coppola, David Frost and Alfred Hitchcock have in common (apart from the fact that they were all freakin’ geniuses)? Perhaps more importantly… What can leaders learn from these three men? This formidable trio went to punishing lengths to achieve their vision, did not give up on what they knew was possible,…

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What Leaders Can Learn From NZ’s Black Caps

Leadership Lessons From NZs Black Caps_The Leader's Digest

The Cricket World Cup 2015 was a sporting event that will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of New Zealanders.  The last seven weeks has been nothing short of epic. For the first time in history, the NZ Black Caps made it to the world cup final, with the entire country alongside them.  [Tweet…

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Wise Words from Women in Leadership

Suzi McAlpine speaking at the Public Section Women in Leadership Summit, 2015 (Wellington, NZ)

I’ve just returned home from speaking  on collaborative leadership at the 2nd Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2015. Here I am doing my thang. I’m the small dark blob in the distance. For more on collaborative leadership in action, download my speech notes or register your interest for our upcoming workshops (see how at…

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The People, Places And Moments That Shape Your Destiny

There are people, places and events you encounter in life, that change your life.  You know the ones – these are the things that on some level, you know there was “my life before x” and “my life after x”. This weekend just gone, I went on a course that was one of those. I won’t bore you…

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What Leaders Can Learn From Baba Stiltz

Leadership lessons can come from the most unexpected places. My brother sent me the link to this clip a few days ago. It’s about a young, highly talented electronic music producer from Stockholm with a classical ballet background. Sound interesting? He is! There’s something about Baba Stiltz. Watch it and you’ll see what I mean… This…

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