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Better Leadership By Understanding Your Personality Type

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is globally the best-known and most widely-used personality instrument that helps you understand what makes you tick. Essentially the instruments supports you to understand yourself better. Specifically to gain awareness of where you get your energy, how you take in information, how you make decisions and how you go about orienting […]

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7 Ways Yoga Will Make You a Better Leader

You may have already heard that yoga is good for you but will it make you a better leader? It’s official. Yoga is now one of New Zealand’s most popular forms of exercise, with figures showing its practice has grown by more than 500 per cent in the last 10 years (Active New Zealand surveys […]

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Saying ‘no’ when we want to say ‘no’

In a recent life skills workshop one participant said, ‘A colleague asked me to do something for her and I so wanted to say no. She saw this and said “you can say no” and still I found myself saying yes.’ As the conversation continued, it seems she’s not the only one. As dutiful sons […]

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Sleeping more E-zzzz-ily

7 to 9 hours recommended dose per day is the NUMBER ONE thing you can do to increase your energy levels, according to the research and I happened to go to a talk last week where the speaker affirmed it. I’ve been talking to a good many people who struggle to sleep, so this blog […]

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XL Coaching: New website, New focus

Clients past and present, friends and colleagues – Welcome to my new website and blog! I’ve undergone a bit of a metamorphosis over the past six months and I’m excited to share one or two things about that… My wake-up call First things first, I had a really challenging year last year. My biz went […]

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‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005. It’s inspiring and certainly worth a 4-minute read! Amanda “I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I […]

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Top 10 Tips for Balancing Work and Life – Part 1.

I spoke to a group of 70 biz owners in Invercargill last week on the challenge of balancing work and life. Easily 90% of the room raised their hand to the questions: Who feels overwhelmed by the busyness of life? Who wants to improve their work life balance? Before scrolling down to this list of […]

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Personal Foundation Program – Starts Oct 24 and 25


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Choose Your Attitude – The Story of Jerry

Jerry is the manager of a restaurant in America. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply, if I were any better, I would be twins!” Many of the waiters at his restaurant quit their jobs […]

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