Life Matters (and Quiz): Being Present is the New Life Balance

11 April, 2022

In this article on Life Balance, we look at various aspects of life – physical, mental and spiritual  – that contribute to a sense of being in ‘balance’.  When we are keeping a healthy overview of what is important to us, and making timely and empowering choices in the present moment about how we spend […]

Proverbial Living

17 March, 2022

This is a contribution that shines some ancient (and not so ancient) proverbial light onto contemporary living. Unless you are living in isolation, we are all engaging with a diverse range of people and personalities every day. There’s a whakatauki, or Māori proverb, that celebrates diversity : E koekoe te tūī, E ketekete te kākā, E kūkū […]

Life Matters: 10 Ways to Lead by Example

17 February, 2022

A whakataukī or proverb in Māori, demonstrates how leaders and workers are both important: “Te amorangi ki mua, te hapai o ki muri” which translates as : “The leader at the front and the workers behind the scenes”. Both need to be working together to make sure all is flowing well. Good leaders must lead […]

Life Matters: More on Gratitude

7 December, 2021

The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from injury and […]

Life Matters: Spend time in silence

20 October, 2021

Over time, fear, exhaustion & shame can dim the brightest of lights, and that is why we must, at all times do what we can to keep that flame inside burning bright, choose the path of light and love, and allow our brilliance to be seen. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools that you can […]

Life Matters: 10 ways to cope with job transition

29 September, 2021

Sometimes my work requires me to be coaching people undergoing a loss of job or changing work circumstances.  That was the situation when over seven months a few years back, I worked alongside  some 300 staff at the (now closed) iconic Cadbury factory in Dunedin.  It was a real privilege to have supported many of […]

Remaining Centred During the Holiday Season

17 December, 2020

Here is a sweet share of an article that the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute emailed recently. It might resonate with you, and the links in the article are useful : there’s some oldies, but goodies, from the HBR, NYT, SIYLI, and others. I’m valuing going back over the practices (always learning!). The Mark Lesser […]

Intelligence and Influence: You’ve got this

11 November, 2020

You ARE enough. I write this because this week I have heard from several people the general view that they are feeling that they have nothing to offer…no gifts to share. There’s been spells of frustration or despair for them, and at such times, it’s common to feel worthless. It can seem that everyone else is […]

Life Matters: “Get out of my space…. Please”

1 November, 2020

Asking for what you want—and setting boundaries around what you don’t want—is a key life skill. But sometimes in our enthusiasm to practice this skill, we over-do our own assertiveness and end up causing anger or resentment, or even withdrawal in people.  Here are four tips for developing your assertiveness in a way that will […]

Gratitude: key ingredient to happiness

20 October, 2020

Every day, people buy too much stuff, eat too much food, and waste away their hours chasing after happiness…to no avail. They may find excitement or satiation, but TRUE HAPPINESS still eludes them. Fortunately, happiness is really inexpensive and pretty simple to find, but that doesn’t mean that it comes easily. However, if you’re bold, […]

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