Discipline, Motivation & Positive Thinking

January 27, 2021

Over the post-holiday blues, but still don’t feel motivated?  Perhaps motivation is over-rated! Human beings are episodic producers, our motivation comes and goes.  When we’re in the “flow” work is fun, exciting, and days/weeks disappear in a flash.  Other times we must grit our teeth, roll up our sleeves, and… Read More

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Beating Post-Holiday Blues

January 20, 2021

Most of us are now back at work, and possibly encountering post-holiday blues! If highly engaged business owners experience post-holiday blues after several weeks of summer holidays, they can be even harder for your team!  But according to Wikipedia post-holiday blues usually wear off in a few days, or in… Read More

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2020 Through the Looking Glass

December 16, 2020

2020 started so promisingly – it rolled off the tongue, the start to a squeaky-clean decade in which we could achieve mighty things.  And the year ends soon with a collective sigh of relief. Relief that the “year of Covid” is over, that our businesses survived, that we survived. The… Read More

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The rise of the four-day work week

December 9, 2020

This week Unilever’s NZ arm starts its four-day work week trial for a period of 12 months. The fact that the trial is starting in NZ is confirmation that we are innovative and early adopters.  Being small and tech savvy NZ is the ideal place to test new ideas before… Read More

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The key to being productive

December 2, 2020

It’s December and the silly season is here! Christmas parties, gift shopping, last minute orders, and general mayhem in the lead up to NZ’s traditional extended Christmas closure. It’s hard to stay focused on the most important work during the “sleeps to Christmas” countdown – especially in this strange Covid-19… Read More

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Knowing when to abort

November 25, 2020

I had an adventure while mountain biking last weekend, and it got me thinking about risk assessment and the psychology of admitting when we are on the wrong track. I have recently purchased a holiday home in Turangi – close to winter ski fields and the awesome Tongariro River trail… Read More

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