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The consequences of mindless hurrying – Judging, not listening.

It is often observed that the pace of daily life has picked up for everyone. What is becoming compromised as a result is human connection and our propensity to look for the ‘quick fix’. Having time to truly connect, listen, consider, respond and ‘be present’ with one another is becoming seen as a luxury by many.  The outcome of this is a breakdown in relationships and the ability to understand issues from other points of view. As Stephen M.R. Covey says, “To listen first ...

The essential ingredient for understanding, creativity and learning – Suspension of Disbelief

We took the grandkids out the other day, to a musical play in a little theatre on the North Shore. A small group of actors, a multi-instrumental musician and their support crew took us on a journey about a young man whose mother was a pirate*. They used a simple one-set stage, minimal props, clever lighting changes, corny kids’/pantomime type humour and songs. It was magical, for both adults and children. For an hour, we escaped as we joined in with choruses of ‘ooh-aarhs’, ‘me ...

The Adventure of Growing your Small Business.

Monday 30 April 2018 was the day ‘Bats’ doubled in size as I joined Lab to work full time in Bats. This was a joyous day as it had been in the pipeline for many years, however not without considerable thought about such things as generating revenue and cashflow.  This is one of the key challenges of small business. On the flip side one of the key benefits of being a small owner/operator company is we can really listen to each client and identify their needs, design totally bespoke ...

Lost Opportunities

The greatest resource any organisation has is the knowledge that resides in it's people and yet it is perhaps the most under-utilised. A