5 phrases every leader should use (liberally)

There are probably some phrases you should leave out of your lingo when you’re a leader. “Do what I tell you to do ‘cause I’m the boss” “That’s a terrible idea” “You’re useless” These are a few examples of phrases to ditch if you want to build a trusting, high performing team. But there ARE…

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Four things you should avoid when delivering bad news

When the CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, had to tell his employees last month that there were going to be widespread job cuts due to COVID19, he did it in a way that received widespread praise. He was transparent, empathetic and his letter was a benchmark lesson on how to deliver tough news. You can…

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Celia Lashlie – What A Woman

Celia Lashlie – what a woman. As the tributes continue to flow in for this incredible human – who, through her relentless work as a social justice advocate and author,  literally transformed the lives of thousands of adolescents in New Zealand – I wanted to take a moment to remember her as a truly inspirational leader. What can…

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A Big Leadership Lesson From A Small Bird

This morning, as I stole ten minutes to sit in one of my favourite spots in the world (a little Chinese garden), I spotted a sparrow hopping about under the park bench. I watched him for a few minutes, as if I was seeing him for the first time. Sparrows are such ordinary, run-of-the-mill, kinda…

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