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The Leader Board

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  • Working on Ourselves

    By Sandy Burgham Over my last few columns, I have pondered the question of second act career fulfilment, and encouraged you to go back into childhood memories to consider what you loved to do when left to your own devices, away from the influences of the opinions of others. There are clues in this as to what kinds of activities

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  • Telling Ourselves Stories

    By Sandy Burgham We all like a good story, it’s hardwired into us. Professor Yuval Noah Harari suggests in his book, Sapiens, that the reason homo sapien shot to the top of the food chain was not just our ability to create stories, but to believe in them. Our narratives, shared and personal, are a big part of our identity. There’s

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  • The Plight of the Alpha Female

    by Sandy Burgham   Why women say they prefer working for men. Recently a colleague was relaying a conversation she’d had with another woman regarding how they both prefer working for male CEOs. She and her friend had both experienced working for male and female bosses. “We were just saying that female CEOs are always having to prove themselves … the

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  • How power works

    By Dr Jane Horan, Social Anthropologist   A pregnant, unmarried Prime Minister is unfortunately all that is needed for New Zealand to believe its own b***shit that just because we gave women the vote first (yawn), we run a system that is fairer to women than other countries. But language is a great indicator of what’s really going on so

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  • Good Grief – Ten emotionally intelligent tips to deal with grief in the workplace

    By Lyndie Dawson-Clarke, Business Growth Manager, Total Group   One of the most difficult things as a manager is knowing how far to wade in when having conversations with work colleagues about personal matters. Often managers feel uncomfortable that they have overstepped the mark, some are not sure if they are legally allowed to ask or say certain things, and so

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  • A letter to my successor

    by Laura-Jane Booker, Operations Support, Play Colab My time at Play is drawing to a close, and it is with a heavy heart I write this letter. Through my experience, I have learnt much, and it is only fair that I share some tips and tricks to help you navigate your new job. But first, let me introduce you to

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  • Gender Parity – we’ve read the stats…now what? 

    by Sandy Burgham So, the research is in and NZ is sliding in the statistics regarding women in leadership. Why the surprise? International Women’s Day’s theme this year is #pressforprogress. It seems the only progress we have made is admitting there is a problem, which I guess, to be positive, is like the first step in the AA’s hugely successful

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  • My year of looking inwards

    by Hema Patel, General Manager, Lightbox   As 2017 draws to a close, I find myself focusing on the year that was. It has been a year that has not been short on challenges, yet rewarding in so many ways. The theme of the year for me has been introspection.   Lesson #1 – Imposter Syndrome and self-doubt are opportunity

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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

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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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