An interview with Michael Lee Stallard, global expert on the power of connection – and why it’s fundamental for your leadership practice

When you meet a globally renowned expert on connection and leadership and find that you connect immediately… Well, I reckon that’s a great start! That’s how I felt when I met Michael Lee Stallard last week over Zoom. He practices what he preaches. Our conversation was full of warmth, connection, humour and passion about the…

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Why The Best Leaders Make Love Their Top Priority

This week I interview Matt Tenney onlove and leadership. In his inspiring TED talk, author and social entrepreneur Matt Tenney cites compelling case studies and research to help you see why making love a higher priority than profit is not only a more noble and fulfilling way to lead, it’s actually the surprising secret of the best leaders.

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An interview on creativity with Sir Richard Taylor

I know you are not supposed to have favourites. But Weta Workshop is one of mine. I’ve had the pleasure of working with this whimsical, crazy, brilliant, delightfully flawed company for several years now. And I love them – their eye watering talent, their passion for what is possible, the craziness that is Weta Workshop. This…

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Insights From An Epic Kiwi Leader

Recently I spoke to Peter Kean – one of NZ’s most successful leaders and all-round awesome bloke. As former MD of National Foods Ltd. for Australasia, Director on a number of boards – including NZ Rugby Union, The Lion Foundation and Sanford Fisheries Ltd – Chairman of the Bank of NZ partners’ Programme for Otago/Southland and previously…

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Interview: Adam Holt, Universal Music NZ

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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Leadership Interview: Shane Anselmi, Overland Footwear

Shane Anselmi - MD, Overland Footwear

One of the best things about my job is having the opportunity to work alongside some of our country’s most inspirational leaders. This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Shane Anselmi, Managing Director of Overland Footwear – New Zealand’s leading fashion footwear retailer. With a family tradition rich in footwear heritage, Shane opened the first Overland…

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