In recent weeks I have been drawn to think about the way people perceive themselves.Ask someone how they are. Typical response - “not too bad”. Not many people will respond “ good thanks” or “excellent”.In a world where social media, phones and ubiquitous connect...
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Robots or People Skills?

October 3, 2018
Recently I was asked to speak at a Chartered Accountants Conference on this:  "Opportunities in New Zealand in the future".  Big topic!  On the face of it, the obvious answer to the question was to head down the technology path - in one form or another. In rea...
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ASB Rural Awards

September 4, 2018
Check out some of the great shots from the ASB Rural Awards I recently MC'd at the Wairakei resort, Taupo. The evening combined Annual Awards with celebrating 25 Years for the ASB Rural business. ...
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I had the pleasure of being MC at The Young Grower of the Year 2018 National Awards held recently in Napier. What an excellent event it was. Check out some of the winners pics below....
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“Is “being offended” a choice?’ The subject line of this post is one I’ve pondered for some time.  Since leaving the corporate world 7 years ago this month one of the main differences I have noticed, and to some extent enjoyed, is that I can have an opinion pu...
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It’s a new calendar year and, as at the time of writing this, “all of a sudden” 7 percent of it has gone.  We took some time out on the proverbial “charger” during January, as many people do, which was excellent. If you’ve done something similar I’m sure y...
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How much is enough?

December 4, 2017
When is enough enough? How much should I do? Will I know when to stop? Probably all rhetorical questions. In recent weeks the question has consistently raised itself in my mind. “How much is enough?” Am I doing enough to keep in touch with people? Is the amount of exerci...
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Are you “winning” in what you are doing? How do you know? What does “winning” look like? More importantly – what does winning “feel” like? There are a multitude of measures we can use to determine our level of success. The ones we use will vary according to wha...
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Life isn’t perfect.  Is it just me or has there been a lot of publicity lately about people who “got things wrong”, or situations that “aren’t resolved correctly”?  Are we being dictated to by a noisy minority? Or if not dictated to, at least bombarded!...
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So, with a look back at 5 years in operation, what are 5 key things to take forward into the future that might work for you: 1) Do what feels right Coming into self employment from over two decades in the corporate world provided a certain liberation to the extent that you m...
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