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  • A year of living consciously…..

    by Sandy Burgham, Founder, Play Colab Today a year ago the Play Colab website went live. When I founded Play Contemporary Leadership Colab the idea was to be intentional about how and where I wanted to play but open to how it might play out. This is what happened: Within 3 weeks we had 27 people signed up for one

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  • Who are we really??

    by Sally Copland, Head of Online, Countdown NZ Funerals are an odd concept to me, spending an hour or so coming together to celebrate a person’s life when they are gone, when in reality that celebration would be so much greater if that person was there to hear it all, to hear just how much those around them valued “who they

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  • Why Bitching Feels So Good

    by Jenny Devine, Collaborator, Play Contemporary Leadership Colab Call it what you will – having a bit of a go at someone, a whinge, a bitch, a download, a rant – the human desire to share negative thoughts about another, with someone they trust, is very strong. It may be a seemingly innocuous but loaded observation such as “I think

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  • What you DON’T want to know about yourself…..

    by Sandy Burgham, Founder, Play Contemporary Leadership Colab   We’ve all met them: talented people who seem unable to shift from a particular way of being that even they suspect is holding them back. Usually written off as stubborn or having low EQ (despite their own protestations otherwise) they progress to a particular level in their lives and get stuck.

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  • Are you “overcooking” or “undercooking” the Diversity thing?

    by Helen Milner, Senior Creative Director, Designworks. The other day I received the most perfect typo in an email from a colleague. One in fact Freud himself would be intrigued by. My friend was busy putting together a proposal document for a prospective new client and he’d emailed to see whether we should add a few more experts (both male)

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  • The double-edged sword of diversity

    by Hema Patel, Acting GM, Lightbox Stepping up and owning the ‘diversity’ that I bring can be a double-edged sword. For the longest time, I have assimilated into the corporate environment by playing down ‘the indian’. Which is an interesting strategy given when you look at me, there is little doubt that I am anything but. When applying for my

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