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  • The Best Christmas List, Ever

    by Sandy Burgham For this issue I really wanted to write about my favourite subject, feminism after 50. But as it’s the Christmas issue, I felt a moral obligation to join in the festivities, so to speak, with something a little more cheery. And as I’d recently become aware that some are still pondering that age-old pearler of “what do

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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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