Why Dreams Are A Creative Treasure Trove

Why Dreams Are A Creative Treasure Trove

The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, once said – “while we’re awake, we share the universe, but in sleep we each turn away to a world of our own.” Linking dreams with creative thinking might seem a little bit ‘out there’ for some people. But at the risk of being labelled ‘Spooky Suzi’, the reality is, if…

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8 Awesome Phrases To Say To Your Boss

Have you ever felt a bit nervy about speaking to your boss about certain topics? As much as the word ‘boss’ totally creeps me out (it’s soooo ’90’s already), the reality is, many of us have some level of anxiety when it comes to having certain conversations with the person responsible for our pay packet. Bringing…

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Are You Stuck In Self Doubt City? 

Every now and then I take a little detour to Self Doubt City. If you’re a leader, I’m sure you know this interesting place just as well as I do. It’s where the ‘self talk choir’ belt out high volume phrases like… “I suck at this…” “I’m not good enough…” “What the heck am I…

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It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It

My colleague Ken and I were marching triumphantly towards our cars after an important client meeting. We had the self-satisfied gate of suits who thought they had “sealed the deal”. So chuffed were we in our efforts, we decided to delay returning to the office and instead stop for a coffee to celebrate and debrief.…

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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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4 Leadership Questions That Could Change Your Life

Who are you when you are at your very best? Under what conditions do you thrive? What brings out the best in you? When you’ve been on top of your game, or in that magical “flow” in your career, what was going on? Knowing the answers to these four questions could quite possibly change your life.…

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5 Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Pandora

Pandora, the music streaming and automated music recommendation service, has recently become the world’s most popular internet radio station. To say I’m a raving fan is an understatement. It has literally opened my eyes, (ahem, ears), to a whole new world of phenomenal music experiences. Every time I open the Pandora app on my phone…

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6 Wise Tips To Increase Your Productivity

There are profound lessons to be learned from our children, teens and young people in general. Today’s guest blogger is my 13-year-old son, Nicholas. He might be young, but he’s an old soul – and his leadership tips are spot on.  My mum hasn’t been feeling well, so I decided to write her blog for her today. I know…

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