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How Humility Might be Holding You Back

“Oh, it was nothing”“Yes, but…”“I couldn’t have done it without….”“I got lucky.”“Anybody could have done that.” Leadership requires a combination of both confidence and humility. Humility tempers our confidence so that we don’t stray into arrogance. Humility can, however, become…

“I don’t feel like doing any of it!” – How to make life easier by leveraging habits

Although we may be building a certain skillset and acceptance around operating in various levels of lockdown to support community management of Covid19, it doesn’t mean it is pleasant, easy, or how we would choose to do things. (Though of…

Another small win against the gender pay gap

With the passing of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill on 23 July 2020 New Zealanders working in female-dense professions will have a clearer pathway for pay equity. It is another step towards addressing systemic sex-based pay undervaluation in female-dense occupations.…

Who gets heard, who gets credit, who gets ahead, what gets done?

People have different conversational styles, influenced by the part of the country they grew up in, their ethnic backgrounds and those of their parents, their age, class, gender and so on. Deborah Tannen, is a Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown…

Want to be Like a Boss in Meetings? Follow the Girl Guides’ Motto and ‘Be Prepared’

I used my Swiss army knife twice today. I bought it over 20 years ago and I love it. It’s so versatile. I was never a Scout though, but my father and daughters were. The Scout's motto ‘Be Prepared’ refers…