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Never stop…running!

In a couple of weeks (actually 16 days but who’s counting?) I’ll be joining 50,000 others and running in the New York marathon. I’m not sure what made me want to do it, it’s just always been on my bucket list. Right now, I’m kind of wishing it had been wine tasting in...
Leadership & the Ryder Cup

Leadership & the Ryder Cup

Earlier this week I watched golf’s Ryder Cup – a massive biennial team event in an otherwise very individual sport – and enjoyed seeing Europe’s comprehensive victory over the U.S. team. I was in Hazeltine, Minneapolis two years ago and witnessed first-hand the U.S....

What makes a great leader?

Bill English’s resignation has seen the usual scramble of possible replacements jockeying to position themselves as the next big hope for National. It’s a fascinating process to watch – seeing how they go about pushing their barrows using whatever tactics and tools...

Great Leaders Create Winning Cultures

From the moment Beauden Barrett scored that spectacular kick chase try it was a wrap and for the second time in a row our mighty men in black etched their name into the history books as world champions. But let’s take a step back and have a look at what really got...

A high desire to be perfect

At the recent ASTDA conference in Dallas Texas and with a jetlagged mind (that was already full of the wisdom of Sheryl Sandberg) I was privileged to listen to a panel of leadership experts: “One Minute Manager” author Ken Blanchard, Stephen M.R. Covey author of The...