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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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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Postcard from Vienna

As I was about to press the send button on my heavy, hard hitting subject for today, I realised for my Kiwi readers it’s a long weekend here in NZ, so the prospect of reading something of that nature would have been highly unlikely. Most of you are just wanting to get the hell outta…

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Fridays

What’s not to love about Fridays? There’s nothing better than clocking off at 5pm (or earlier, if you’re lucky), pouring a glass of your preferred tipple, and toasting to the end of the week with friends or colleagues. Although I love my job, I always look forward to Friday afternoons with eager anticipation. And I’m sure the same goes…

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Leadership Icon: Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary is renown as the legendary mountaineer and humanitarian who first conquered Everest in 1953.  And today, as people around the world celebrate the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund’s conquest of Everest,  I would like to pay a special tribute to him as a great leader. He may not have led a big…

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Why Leaders Must Let Go

As I write this blog, I am watching the autumn leaves fall so effortlessly from the trees in Nelson (it’s Autumn in New Zealand). I am reminded how we can learn a lot from nature – even in business and leadership. Mother Nature knows a thing or two about life cycles, when and how to…

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A Tribute to a Great Leader: Parekura Horomia

This week I have been struck by the outpouring of grief and respect for Parekura Horomia, who passed away on Monday at his home at Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay. The New Zealand Labour Party MP and former Maori Affairs Minister was said to have had a physically enlarged heart – which was as much a fact…

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