Leadership Cafe

A woman walks into her favourite café for a coffee and leaves with a red hat and a white hat

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The woman returned to her favourite café the next day and sat at the bar stool closest to the coffee machine. The barista nodded at her and reached for the filter holder to make her usual drink. Good morning.  I’ve been thinking about these hats, said the woman.  Great.The barista reached behind him for a • • • Read more

A woman walks into her favourite café for a coffee and leaves with a black hat

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The woman’s favourite café had only just opened on Thursday when she arrived. The music was blaring an old classic dance track that she recognized – Darude’s Sandstorm.  The barista wasn’t at his station and popped up from behind the counter suddenly, surprising her and himself. He had not expected anyone to be there. He • • • Read more

What if I don’t want to lead?

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Leadership roles are created, offered up and some have always been there – sneakily waiting for us. What happens if you are asked to lead or need to lead but just don’t want to? Some might explain the experience as like being handed a box of matches and a can of petrol at the same • • • Read more

Giving Feedback A Chance

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“How can I get rid of someone as painlessly as possible from my team?” My initial internal reaction is ‘Ouch’, followed by an out loud question: “What seems to be the underlying problem here?” My client’s replies, depending on proximity of the question to the next full moon, vary: • They don’t listen • Everyone • • • Read more

E tū! Be counted, you are a leader!

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Thank you, I am a leader! Bold words, confidence perhaps confused with arrogance? Leadership is a term that many people struggle to use and to identify with. Why? Why is leadership such a ‘scary’ or ‘bold’ term to use? Derek Sivers’ TED Talk, ‘How to start a movement’ features a Youtube clip of someone dancing • • • Read more

A woman walks into her favourite café for a coffee and leaves with a blue hat

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A woman walks into her favourite café and sits at the bar stool closest to the La Marzocco coffee machine. She orders her usual drink from the attentive barista and sits quietly waiting, fidgeting with her phone, looking for the answer to something. How is your Monday panning out? Asks the barista. She hesitates, scans • • • Read more

2016…..33 + days done

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Guest blog by: Kohe Ruwhiu, Co-Pilot Consultant with Goggles On! You know what they say… new year, new you. Well I don’t know about everyone else, but I don’t just automatically become a whole other person just because the sun sets on the 31st of December and rises on the 1st of January. January seems • • • Read more

The 1,000 hectares – a story of legacy

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When delivering Day 2 of the Taranaki Legacy Leadership Development Programme this week with my mentor Lawrence Green, I shared this story to start a session on vision and legacy. It was captured during my summer holiday in the South Island of New Zealand, and in particular our week in Waikawa, the Catlins. This story • • • Read more