Tag Archives: personal development

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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Oops! We Made A Mistake…

Recently I received an email from e-book company Kobo which started something like this: Oops! We Made A Mistake…We’re sorry – we messed up. We want to apologise for any confusion this may have caused… I was surprised at my … Continue reading

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Being Like A Bumblebee

This morning, as I was eating my breakfast, I noticed a bumblebee on the windowsill. For the entire time I ate my breakfast, the bee threw itself against the window, again and again and again, in a futile attempt to … 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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How To Reconnect With Your Purpose

This week, I had to go away to ‘come home’. In other words,  I had to leave my everyday life. My daily routine. My busy busyness. My must do’s, to do’s and should do’s. I needed to leave the ‘doing’ … Continue reading

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Time and Place

Today I’m excited to introduce guest blogger, Martin Fenwick, to The Leader’s Digest. Martin is an executive coach at Altris – a leadership development and executive coaching company based in Auckland, NZ. Martin is also a regular contributor to the Altris … Continue reading

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Speaking

Do you sometimes find people don’t listen when you’re speaking? If we want to speak in a genuinely engaging way, we need to avoid certain speaking behaviours. Sound expert, Julian Treasure, highlights these in this interesting TED talk, so watch … Continue reading

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