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Siloed ways of working evoke negative connotations, but are they always a bad thing? Had an interesting conversation about this with one of my favourite teams at Auckland Transport recently. For them it’s not about breaking silo’s down, it’s about building connections/bridges, and making those connections explicit to all stakeholders. Having a common goal and integrated planning will support this.

Thanks for the insightful conversation team, I learnt a lot from you: Christian Messelyn, Alitta Meijer, Ian Howell, John Nottage, Donald Green, Alan Peddie, Isabelle Adams, Damian Flynn.

If you would like to understand how to work with silo's in your team, please get in touch.


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I recently inherited this picture (not the original btw) and also attended the amazing Van Gogh live multi-sensory show (if you haven't seen it yet go!). It got me thinking… what would Van Gogh think of the legacy he left us. He has brought joy, contemplation, and awe into so many people's lives. Yet when he was alive he was considered a failure and never got to see his impact.

Sometimes we are not aware of the significant impact we have on others until much later, or at all. Leaders are in a privileged position of influence and impact. Hold this role with the respect and significance it deserves and leave a positive legacy.


If you would like help building a positive leadership legacy, please get in touch.

I was one of 50,000 on Saturday experiencing exceptional kiwi music. I wasn't at all concerned about my health, no one was wearing masks, and there was definitely no social distancing. Why can this happen in New Zealand while almost all of the rest of the world is suffering? Well, it wasn’t just a display of exceptional music, it was a display of exceptional leadership. There is a lot to learn from the current government (supporter or not) that can be applied to all leadership situations:

· Judgement based on “enough” information rather than “all” information

· Quick action once decisions are made

· Taking advice from experts in respective fields

· Communicating with all stakeholders effectively

· Creating a sense of team and valuing everyone’s contributions

· Learning from mistakes

· Celebrating success


If you would like support developing your leadership skills, please get in touch.