2020 vision for your organisation – do you have clarity?

How’s your 2020 vision for your organisation? Do you have clarity of purpose? Can you see what the future holds? From a sight perspective 2020 vision is about visual acuity.  Visual acuity is determined by the sharpness, clearness and focus of a person’s vision. So maybe for...
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Five ways you could be eroding trust with your team

Guest Post from Suzi McAlpine of The Leader’s Digest, an award-winning leadership blog. Building trust is now one of the major concerns keeping CEOs awake at night. That’s according to the recently released World Economic Forum 20th annual CEO survey. “As we become more...
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How the Five Dysfunctions can help you build a High Performance Team

  A high performance team is your organisation’s ultimate secret weapon. Imagine if you could get all the people in your organisation rowing in the same direction – you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time! Patrick...
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Impact of the Nelson fires – How to support your employees

In light of the current situation related to the impact of the Nelson fires, many people are feeling anxious and worried about the aftermath of the consequences of this disaster. The impact of environmental disasters tends to result in additional feelings of insecurity...
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The future of work – what transformational changes can we expect?

For the last 2 -3 years we have been predicting transformational changes in the workforce, workplace and the technologies that enable work. This subject is commonly referred to as the ‘future of work’. International firms Deloitte and Accenture/Fjord have recently released...
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An acronym you should remember when leading change

Guest Post from Suzi McAlpine of The Leader’s Digest, an award-winning leadership blog. I like acronyms. They’re handy. Where would we be without RSVP, ETA and FYI? And having to remember the colours of the rainbow in correct order is made easier by ROYGBIV. This is...
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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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Mindlessness vs Mindfulness at Work

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 and executives practising mindfulness at...
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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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