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Optimism – The Key to Effective Leadership

“Optimism” – a simple word and yet oh, so powerful. Optimism can increase productivity, enhance employee morale, reduce conflict and have a positive impact on the bottom line. Optimism is vital when leading organizations. Leaders who set themselves apart are optimists. They have a good understanding and high level of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and they […]

Creativity – Strengthen, don’t Stifle

Why is it so hard to encourage people to dream and be creative? Sir Ken Robinson, who has to be one of my favourite speakers, gives his views on education and creativity, and when you hear him, you can’t help but agree with him – especially if you have children, because what he talks about […]

Are you a good boss?

I was reading with interest, the report that Adecco Group, in the USA, has put out, as a result of their survey  –  asking people what makes a good boss. They surveyed 1,000 people in America – employees and bosses to find out what makes a “best boss”. What I found very interesting is that […]

NZ ranked 5th in world – closing the Gender Gap

Interesting reading of the “World Economic Forum’s 2010 Global Gender Gap” report. New Zealand maintained its privileged position, ranked 5 out of 134 countries. The UK was ranked 15, USA 19 and Australia 23. New Zealand was ranked 5th behind Iceland who lead the way, then Norway, Finland and Sweden. Interesting that Scandanavia takes out […]