How Cautious is Too Cautious?

December 9, 2021

It’s been an interesting week. The National Party has a new leader and we learned that the Government ignored expert Covid advice and fumbled implementation. First off – the Ministry of Health advised that the hard Auckland border had no justification once NZ moved into the new “traffic light” framework… Read More

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Business Support under the COVID Protection Framework

December 2, 2021

One off Transition Payment There will be a one-off Transition Payment to acknowledge the restrictions businesses have faced due to the higher Alert Levels in Auckland, Waikato, and Northland. The payment operates in the same way as the Resurgence Support Payments with the same criteria.  Businesses and organisations with reduced… Read More

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Reflecting on 2021

December 2, 2021

As Auckland’s extended lockdown grinds to a close and NZ transitions to a traffic light system, it is timely to reflect: What are you most proud of from this year? What was the worst thing or biggest learning? What is the most valuable thing you learned about yourself? Who were… Read More

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Gamify the Mundane

November 25, 2021

In a perfect world work would consist of tasks we love to do. But work usually includes mundane, boring, or repetitive tasks. If your work includes a significant volume of such tasks then automate, redesign, delegate, or move to another role. If you own your own business, or resources are… Read More

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The Only Certainty is Uncertainty

November 18, 2021

Life is uncertain, and Covid-19 has compounded the uncertainty.  Many people are feeling anxious, unsettled, and stressed. According to Eliz Greene: Under stress, our brains depend on instinct rather than rational thought because the part of the brain responsible for critical thinking is busy dealing with the psychological reaction to… Read More

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Winning real life games

November 10, 2021

I don’t watch much TV, but last week’s 2021 Celebrity Treasure Island finale was interesting! The programme follows a bunch of Kiwi “celebrities” holed up in Whale Bay on the beautiful Tutukaka Coast. Daily strength, agility, and mental games test physical, emotional, and mental endurance. Food is limited and accommodation… Read More

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