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Olympic success – no accident

It will be no accident for those winning gold medals in Sochi. Specific attributes and actions are common to this elite group. E.g.: Desire Dedication Focus Smarts Guts Talent Competitive performance Experience Training Consistent application Innovation – pushing the boundaries … Continue reading

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Family business

I’ve just spent 5 days travelling to and from a family wedding – last cab off the rank. (Last niece to get married, born the month I left South Africa, many moons ago.) Being with family reminded me about what … Continue reading

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You know you’re in the right camp when……..

….you’d rather be with this team on this boat – Emirates Team New Zealand – even if it is trailing the competition. It sounds clichéd, but New Zealand really is the winner in this 34th America’s Cup regatta. Two (now) … Continue reading

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The business of rugby – top line to bottom line, frontline to backline

It’s two years since we were lamenting Dan’s injury, fretting over Richie’s foot and were about to claim rugby’s greatest prize for the second time. As we look forward to some exciting test rugby, consider these rugby-inspired business reminders. Crossing … Continue reading

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Lessons from the spilt milk

Is it just me or did others notice the Chinese embassy spokesperson’s words on The Nation this weekend? Embassy Economic and Commercial Councillor, Zhang Fan, was asked, “Are you looking for heads to roll (over the Fonterra issue)?” He appeared … Continue reading

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Perception is everything

I had a brain fade last week on Thursday. It took about 10 minutes to realise I had not picked up my laptop after leaving the departures screening area at Auckland International Airport. Panic? To put it mildly. Needless to … Continue reading

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Powerful connections inspire – from surviving to thriving

Two conferences unintentionally held in the same week could turn coincidence into an annual NZ business boost. Inspire Auckland 2013  put on by KEA (supported by NZTE) and sponsored by AUT, was held two days before the annual Dept of … Continue reading

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