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Predicting the Future

There have been a number of comments recently around the failure of culture causing the GFC and in particular the failure of culture to monitor the risks that were being taken by some ‘cowboys’. I think we should see it as a demonstration of the importance of culture in that the things that were being [...]

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A KickStart to Excellence

Each year the AFL and other bodies bring together indigenous and representive teams from each State and Oceania including NZ and Fiji for a six day round robin carnival titled KickStart. This year it was held in Coffs Harbour and there were 300 teenagers involved. The games are played in a great spirit and there [...]

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Why we can’t coach everyone

Credibility and Successful Coaching Sometimes when we are coaching it seems like we are not quite getting the coaching conversation going and yet we are following the process, listening and doing all the right things however there still seems to be something missing. Lou Tice , the founder of the Pacific Institute, related a story [...]

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Relaunch of Invent Your Future

Last week the “Invent your Future’ program was relaunched in response to growing interest in assisting staff to take a more active and accountable role in the coaching process. For some organisations and leaders coaching has become something we do to and with people however what IYF curriculum’s purpose is to develop the mindset of [...]

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The Pygmalion Effect and Third Person Affirming

In NZ last week one of the participants shared a story about his daughter. She loved animals and wanted to be a vet. Her high school teacher explained the facts of life to her as he saw them, that is ,realistically the best she could hope for with her inherent ability was to set her [...]

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Passive resistance to change

A friend of mine asked me for a few thoughts on passive styles in people and why and they resist change. Below is what I wrote back. Passive Resisters Characteristics Stay “on-side” with people. “Go along” with others. Agree with everyone. Make sure they are accepted by others. Back up those with the most authority. [...]

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CUB and A Culture of Coaching

With the focus on enhancing the already strong culture of coaching the Carlton United Breweries Sales Leadership Team met at the MCG to participate in the Coach simulation in which they were required to take over an underperforming sporting team and develop a strong achievement and people oriented culture that would guarantee success for the [...]

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Achieving Personal Excellence in NZ

AMP and the Pacific Institute have worked together delivering a range of programs over many years including ‘The Coach’ simulation, the LSI and one on one coaching and our flagship, the Investment in Excellence curriculum. AMP rebranded the program, Achieving Personal Excellence and Peter Cordes, Leadership and Learning Consultant with AMP NZ has delivered the [...]

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You deserve a GoldStar

“I look forward to using the things we have learnt… to motivate my team and work together to achieve our targets.”             (Damien C. – Goldstar Transport Manager) Following a recommendation from CCAamatil WA Supply to Sean Carren GM of Goldstar Transport, one of their main transport suppliers we ran the Investment in Personal Excellence program [...]

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A rewarding culture

For many organisations we work with there is an inherent conflict between what we say we want and what we actually get and what we reward. On one hand we profess to the encouragement of innovation, initiative and accountability and on the other we demand that performance targets be met as a minimum and preferably [...]

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