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Losing the Rugby…is Change on the Horizon?

How interesting reading social media and hearing in the news how NZ and its staunch dedicated rugby supporters are dealing with the shock loss to South Africa in Wellington on Saturday. While the feeling isn’t anything like prior losses at world cup events, there is certainly a...
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Leadership Survey: What’s Keeping our Leaders Awake at Night?

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend an evening hosted by by the Institute of Directors in Marlborough where Sheffield and their team of specialised consultants shared the outputs of their recent Leadership Survey. This year’s focus was on the ‘emerging’ leaders group...
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Mindfulness vs Mindlessness at Work

By Intepeople Executive Coach Anna Gibbons The term ‘mindfulness’ can bring up various images for people.  They may see a Buddhist monk, someone practicing yoga, the meditation pose or someone doing deep breathing. Not as many people would think of neuroscientists, researchers...
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Employees Rating Employers – A wake up call for Employers? Or not?

Did any of you notice this interesting article in the Business pages of Stuff last week? Employees rating Employers Article It essentially outlines how there are now websites like Trip Advisor that you can go to and rate your workplace – usually out of 5. The site the articles...
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How Recruiters decide whose CV to choose?

Have you ever wondered how Recruiters decide which CV’s to take through to Interview stage? Is it as simple as and Yes, No and MAYBE? No – it’s not – before they review every CV they gather a set of selection criteria that may make the decision at the Yes, No, maybe stage...
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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Leadership

Over the last few weeks we have witnessed some wonderful examples of strong and considered leadership and conversely some very poor ones as well. The Black Caps’ captain Brendon McCallum exemplified all the qualities of great leadership. By leading from the front, taking bold...
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Designing Leadership Competency Models – Part 2

Last week I looked at what competencies are and explored what a Leadership Competency Model will bring to your business. See Last weeks blog here: This week I have a look at who has input into your competence model and how you decide on the top 12. Depending on the size of your...
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