Are you doing DIVERSITY right? A quality Q&A with Tania Domett

If you’re still wondering whether diversity in the workplace is important…best you go hang out with the Flat Earth Society.   As McKinsey & Co (and a host of other highly credible researchers) have shown, diversity makes your organisation more effective, successful and profitable.  But knowing you should be cultivating and promoting a diverse workforce –…

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How Passion Can Move Mountains

A cool thing happened this week in Nelson – the vibrant little city I live in. For those of you who are not from New Zealand, Nelson is a quaint little Kiwi town that borders the Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park – where there are more national parks and mountain ranges than you…

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The Fit Girl Within Me

Whilst we feverishly devour an endless supply of chocolate eggs and butter-laden hot cross buns this Easter (speak for yourself Suzi), I thought I would share a personal (albeit slightly contradictory) experience with you…you can thank me later. A couple of weeks ago, I reached a health and fitness goal I had set myself eight…

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Does being honest make you a better boss?

Honesty is an often underrated but valuable trait of good leadership, however being honest all of the time can be a challenge. Whether it is delivering bad news, exposing our own mistakes, or disagreeing with our boss on their strategy, speaking the truth can make us feel vulnerable – and that takes courage. But it is…

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You can’t always get what you want…

But if you try sometimes, you might just find, you get what you need. A short time ago I discovered I was unsuccessful in winning a coaching engagement I had thought had my name on it. As you can imagine, I was fairly devastated.  However, after the obligatory self-pity session – consisting of ice cream over-load,…

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One step forward, two steps back….

A few days ago I was asked the following question: “How do we keep ourselves true to our reformed behaviour, once we have made a commitment to change?” Becoming aware of a trait or habit which is holding us back is only half the battle in conquering it. Consistently maintaining the improvement once it has…

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4 Reasons Why Perfectionism Can Hamper Success

Throughout the last couple of days I have been procrastinating over writing my next blog post. At the time I thought my apparent bout of ‘writers’ block’ could be due to the holiday vibe kicking in. However, on closer inspection of my true thoughts and feelings, I realised my procrastination was a direct result of my…

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The ‘Four F’s’ Of Leadership: Lessons From Sir Peter Jackson

I am fortunate to have the Oscar Award winning creative hothouse, Weta Workshop, as a client, so naturally I  was as excited as most kiwis were to see them associated with the recent release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Being with them during launch week enabled a smidgeon of their excitement and pride to rub off on…

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