Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership – leading from down under

It is Leadership Week in New Zealand. http://sirpeterblaketrust.org/leadershipweek How apt. A week when we have welcomed back Emirates Team New Zealand with the oldest sporting trophy – the Auld Mug (a.k.a. The America’s Cup). It is time to consider what … Continue reading

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1,2,3 Transform

No one delights in things done ‘to them’ or thrown ‘at them’. While at uni, I remember being horrified at an experiment where pigeons randomly received food pellets or electric shocks when pressing a lever. They ended up displaying behaviours … Continue reading

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A numbers game

If the All Blacks were a regular business that you and I directed, we’d surely prefer the All Blacks’ performance record over any other rugby team. Yet, going into last weekend’s semi-final against South Africa, the stats were 2/3 in … Continue reading

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Workplace from hell?

Gene Palmer, worker suspected of helping two convicts escape Dannemora prison in New York State, was quoted: “With the money they pay you’ll go bald, you’ll have high blood pressure, you’ll become an alcoholic, you’ll divorce and then you’ll kill … Continue reading

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Leading greatness

Leadership has many different faces but a common business view is that it has something to do with both greatness and collective good. History is strewn with examples of powerful figures who led millions of people in a direction we … Continue reading

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Leading on Purpose

Many ponder the concept of leadership – what it takes; what it means – yet people quickly register great leadership. They can also tell when it is missing. Great leaders have great expectations and believe in great things. In their … Continue reading

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Change for the worse?

“CHANGE” is one of the most consistent challenges today.  Organisational change is usually driven by: Financial pressure – profit demands, new ownership, drive for efficiencies, restructuring etc. IT system implementation or new processes External events (including earthquakes, major weather events … Continue reading

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