Leaders must define new realities In a crisis - a time of intense difficulty or danger - the first responsibility of a leader is to define the new reality. The second is to plot the way towards that reality, to empower others to get there & succeed. COVID-19 has re-set the world's collective reality. We will never go back to the old... Keep Reading
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Leadership Truth #1: In midst of COVID-19, some truths never change. How we view things determines how we do things, so having the right perspective is all-important. We have faced-down many crises and we will beat this one also. Crises are more common than we think. Just in the last 20 years we have had Y2K, 9/11, SARS... Keep Reading
Joy Allcock, leader of the Shine Literacy Project, and Deborah Grover, developer of the beagle software application used in the Shine Project, have both been accepted to present the results of the Shine Literacy Project at the World Literacy Summit in Oxford U.K., in April this year. They will be sharing the work they have done ... Keep Reading
It’s the beginning of the year and a great time to think about ways to assess your programme and keep it on track. I’ve come up with five things that will help ensure your programme is robust, safe and successful. Keep Reading
Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Australia Council for the Arts recently put out a call for research into the contribution of the arts to wellbeing, public value and social inclusion. After more than 20 years making, managing, teaching and researching community-based arts and applied theatre, I have grown weary of... Keep Reading
Some presuppositions of coaching, gleaned from the John Maxwell Team. Keep Reading
I recently attended the opening of From the Inside – Mai i Roto, an exhibition presented by Taupō Museum and the Department of Corrections and running until 4 November. The exhibition acknowledges the value of creativity for wellbeing, self-discovery and rehabilitation. Keep Reading
A place to stand, a sense of belonging and connection, whānau … All of us on the recent panel about arts and creativity at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington used these words to discuss how the arts can nourish our health, wellbeing and sense of community. Keep Reading
Talofa lava and greetings to all. I would like to acknowledge the recipients and those Highly Commended in Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2019, who provide a variety of amazing arts and cultural programmes and initiatives. Congratulations, in particular, to Ruth Ratcliffe (Otago Corrections Facility) and Arrin Clark (Northland Region... Keep Reading
This year, our meetings with Lead Teachers are being held once a term. The aim is to support schools to select the assessments and instructional strategies that fit best with their school while, at the same time, ensuring teachers are supported to continue with the instructional practices that have been shown to make a difference ... Keep Reading
Wellington City Council signalled its commitment last year to something that the Wellington Forum has encouraged for the past two years: the value of being a bi-lingually based city. For me, that is only opening a crack in the door. The key value the sleeping giant (Māori economy) brings – is a values-based economy. Watch Māori TV; look at... Keep Reading
Work is changing, both in nature and its execution. With recent advances in technology opening up avenues previously unimaginable, people are ready to move beyond the conventional view of work as a thing one does for five days each week, sandwiched between two days of ‘life’. People’s desire for an integrated approach to work,... Keep Reading
On 21 February 2019, Joy Allcock presented a short summary of the Shine Literacy Project for the 2018 year together with the full report ... Keep Reading
Maisy Bentley is an inspiring young woman. She is currently planning her trip to New York in March to bring the voices of young Kiwi women to the United Nations 63rd session of the commission on the status of women ... Keep Reading
We await the new Government's announcements on trade initiatives and hope that the Pacific will feature highly. In the last few years, NZ's Pacific exports have remained stationary. There have been few initiatives to encourage a greater focus on the Pacific as other more distant and exotic destinations have won favour (remember the expensive... Keep Reading