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20 October 2016

“Houston, we have a problem.”

As depicted by the Hollywood movie, when Jim Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, famously transmitted those words on 13 April, 1970, a shock rapidly spread through […]
28 May 2015

The challenge of the Rising Star

There are only two things in this world – Content and Context.  The stuff we see and do, the Content, only takes on meaning when we […]
4 September 2014

See it to believe it

I walked into a small mall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida recently and the fire alarm was sounding. The were flashing lights, klaxons blaring, and an automated […]
24 August 2014

It’s not about the numbers

[First published in ‘Human Resources’, HR Institute of New Zealand professional journal, August 2014 #nzhrconf] This year we commemorated the 70th anniversary of the 1914-18 war […]
11 September 2013

Get out of your way

Whenever I can, I enjoy mountain or ‘fell’ running, occasionally entering a mountain marathon.  It’s great exercise and one can get a completely different perspective of […]
12 June 2013

Keeping it simple

It seems that, sometimes, organisations are naturally attracted to making things complicated.  We like to manage, to analyse, to strategise, to understand.   And it can be […]
19 February 2013

Banks: where now in the quest for trust & loyalty?

The banking industry is in crisis – a crisis of trust.  Indeed, it’s not just the financial sector this crisis is affecting, but it’s the one […]
10 August 2012

To Inspire

When talking about leadership people are often drawn to talk about those they have found to be charismatic.  Equally, many see it as a goal to […]
3 August 2012

Every leader needs a follower

In its simplest form, a leader is just someone who has a follower. In the world of professional road racing cycling, the rider who crosses the […]