Tag Archives: business

What Leaders Can Learn From Pearl Divers

Dig deeper. Look past the first right answer. Last weekend on my run, I glanced across the harbour and saw this view of a boat on the water. If we were to glance briefly at the photo, we would only see … Continue reading

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6 Reasons Why Senior Executives Should Blog

Today’s post is written by Amy Cunningham – a communications consultant specialising in blogging for businesses and senior executives. Amy is also my blog manager and the other half of The Leader’s Digest.  If I asked you which company CEO you would … Continue reading

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4 Easy Ways To Oil Your Team’s Wheels

One of the best things about my job is the opportunity to learn vicariously. Here are just 4 simple things you can start doing today to improve the cohesiveness and general all round awesomeness of your teams: 1. Cut down … Continue reading

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Why Leaders Should Welcome Discomfort

This week, my personal trainer pushed me harder than I have been pushed in a long while. To say I felt “some discomfort” in the days following that mammoth sesh was an understatement. This is me using a straw in … Continue reading

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Dealing With Disappointment

Earlier this week most of New Zealand watched in awe and excited anticipation as the New Zealand Sevens Rugby Team took on South Africa in the Commonwealth Games final match. We were looking forward to a good, clean, confident game. And … Continue reading

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Rearrange

My mother has many endearing traits. One of them is to regularly rearrange the furniture in her flat. I asked her recently why she does this and she replied – “It makes me see things I’ve had for years in … Continue reading

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The F Word

Unfortunately, one of the most prevalent emotions I see in organisations is fear. A little bit of fear is self-preserving, but I have seen it plague organisations like a vicious disease. Often it is seen in hefty doses – much more … Continue reading

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