Category Archives: Personal reflection

From Darkness to Light

Winter lingered like an unwelcome visitor, but finally, Spring arrived – one little step after another. Jasmine scented the air on crisp mornings in the lull between seasons; daffodils thrust dreary winter aside, lambs gambolled in Auckland’s Cornwall Park and in … Continue reading

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Needing clarity? This will help….

“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” ― John Dewey  Last week we spent two days with some upcoming leaders who are committed to developing and growing themselves as authentic leaders. We deliberately built-in time for reflection … Continue reading

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Looking back to look ahead….

How quickly 2018 passed, Time  now to pause, look back, reflect and ask what your priorities will be in the brand New Year! Personally  I‘ve looked at the gains and achievements of the past year.  From that  I’ve also  tried to  find, and focus on a theme for … Continue reading

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Who are you prosecuting?

Having recently shared on the tyranny of being right,  Rick’s regular newsletter, “Just One Thing”   arrived in my inbox.  The topic “Who are you prosecuting?  was on a similar theme.    So what better delight than to share his … Continue reading

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Leadership Call: The One Truth You Cannot Afford to Ignore

To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. – E.E. Cummings Listen … Continue reading

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Should I Keep Struggling or Throw in the Towel and Move On?

We are delighted to have this guest post from Srikumar Rao. Srikumar Rao is a professor, author, consultant and TED speaker. His work has been profiled in major media worldwide and he has been  interviewed frequently by TV and radio networks. … Continue reading

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How to Get Motivated When You Feel Like Giving Up

You had this really great idea. You started on your project with great gusto but as time passes you start to feel deflated. You just are not getting the results you had been expecting. You are left feeling frustrated, disappointed … Continue reading

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How Being Plagued by ‘Not Doing Enough’ can be a Trap

I have a very healthy dose of self-loathing. But I think we all have a past of being whatever our story was, of feeling not good enough. It can propel you to work harder and do more, but it can … Continue reading

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Great Leaders “Mind the Gap”

So many of us are busy running around doing a gazillion ‘important’ things but failing to give ourselves the most precious gift of time and perspective. No one is arguing that the demands on us have increased hugely and that … Continue reading

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Compassion and Gratitude

One of the hardest things in life can be confronting our own self. This is the sense of existential angst – regardless of who you are and what you have in life. Coming face to face with oneself in the … Continue reading

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