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Do You Pass The Stress Test?

The World Health Organisation calls work stress the health epidemic of the 21st century. It’s sabotaging health, relationships, and workplace productivity. But we Kiwis keep soldiering on, telling ourselves we have to “harden up”. We bottle up our stress until we explode – or implode. Thankfully, there’s a better way. Our one-day workshop, Riding the Waves, […]

How Safe Does Your Team Feel?

Recent research from Google has revealed the secrets to creating high performing teams. It comes down to two essential elements – the team members being heard (each person feeling they have an equal ‘voice’), and how the team interacts.  Specifically, high performing teams demonstrate high levels of Psychological Safety (they feel safe to take risks), Dependability (everyone follows […]

Let’s stop being politically correct – if you manage people you should avoid doing these 5 things!

Managing people is hard. It’s time consuming, frustrating, sometimes unrewarding, and certainly not for everyone. In many cases, it’s also unwanted.We’re often thrust into a management role because we’ve performed well in a frontlinesales, marketing, or other technical position, but we’re not given the training or support we need to be successful leading others. Even […]