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Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump: 10 Lessons in Leadership

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I found it extraordinarily ironic that on April 18th, 2019, Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, was recognised by Fortune magazine as the #2 entry in their list of the Greatest Leaders on Earth , behind Bill and Melinda Gates (Global Philanthropists) and just ahead of Robert Mueller (Dept of Justice Special Counsel leading the investigat...
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Nice one Chris. Us Kiwis are so proud of her and very aware of the dramatic contrast with trump
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Pursuing Your Greatest Imaginable Challenge

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We are all born with the intrinsic motivation to seek Success, Happiness and Fulfilment throughout our lives. Getting what we want, wanting what we have, and living your purpose every single day seem to be core to what it means to be human... Part of Success is the art & science of setting and achieving goals or intentions, and on a grand scale...
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Doing something with passion is a task that would surely prosper. Job won’t be a job if you have passion on what you are doing.... Read More
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2018 Year In Review and 2019 Intentions

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 As 2018 comes to a close, I am so grateful for: - Loving family and friends, near and far - Fiona's never-ending love and support - witnessing Cameron turn 15 and Ross turn 10 and more importantly, seeing them grow up to be the wonderful individuals that they are - terrific family holidays to the South Island (Hanmer Springs) and Mt Ruapehu (...
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Hopes & Dreams vs Goals & Intentions

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What are hopes, dreams, goals and intentions, and is there any real difference between them? Definitions for each of the above include: Hopes - a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen Dreams - a desired aspiration, ambition or ideal Goals - the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result Intentions...
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Beyond Employee Engagement...Creating Fulfilment at Work and in Life

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For years, employers have invested in Employee Engagement, Satisfaction Surveys and Manager Development aimed at inspiring staff to feel more engaged, more productive and 'happier' in the workplace. Typically, engagement measures the relationship between a manager and his/her staff (70%), and the connection between an employee and the wider organis...
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My First Year in Business

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Success, Happiness and Fulfilment comes in many forms, especially during the process of setting up and launching your own business. For me, these three elements can be summarised by the following: Success - building an income stream that has more th an matched my salary in the co rporate world; with potential to far exceed my hopes and dreams - est...
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Oneness vs Separateness - feeding two of our human needs

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As I watch the news recently, I am reminded of two of humanity's key needs which drive our behaviour, our progress and our growth. Oneness can be characterised as 'bringing things together', 'merging' or 'making one' while Separateness can be characterised as 'separating', 'disconnecting' or 'dividing into pieces'. Both states of being are essentia...
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Life on a Page

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Over the course of more than a decade of business coaching, I have always been inspired and intrigued by the impact of Plan on a Page, a one page document aimed at summarising a company's strategic plan. Verne Harnish, Stephen Lynch and  Results.com all contributed to my own Plan on a Page which can be downloaded from the Resources page o...
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Accessing Intelligence

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I have always been curious about humanity's individual and collective intelligence. I admire Howard Gardner (Multiple Intelligences) and Daniel Goleman (Emotional / Social Intelligence) as authors in this space, and have been inspired to simplify and expand on their models of intelligence. There may be an unlimited number of intelligence domains, g...
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My First 100 Days as an Entrepreneur

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Following 22 years of employment, I recently joined the ranks of the self-employed by launching my own business and personal development coaching practice ( www.chrismillercoaching.co.nz ). The business had been 2 years in development, with the service model, branding and client attraction / retention strategy constant areas of discussion with my c...
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Nothing we will accomplish without endurance and dedication on what we do. We should know how to value things and be competitive.... Read More
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