DiversityNZ logo

Viewing entries tagged with 'influence'

The picture is always bigger

Posted by Philip on 9 May 2017, 10:15 am in , , , , , , , , ,

My $100k+ car is still not sorted. I still have to clumsily put a key in the ignition. The dealers are working on it — it's gobbly gook to me, except the fact that they're having to liaise Germany to solve it.

I've been wrestling with the urge to get annoyed with them and become a pain in their backside but, realistically, they seem to be doing all they can in the circumstances.

Continue reading...

How the forces of the arts, media and culture influence and shape our thinking and our national identity

Posted by Philip on 21 August 2015, 12:53 pm in , , , , , , ,

This week I was part of a panel for Leadership New Zealand tasked with speaking to this post's title. No pressure. By the time Dr Wayne Hope (AUT University), Qiujing Wong (Borderless), Rewi Spraggon and myself had traversed it, it was obvious how broad the topic was.

I could begin to speak on behalf of my fellow panellists, but thought I'd share my thoughts.

I began by sharing this media release I wrote in 2005 in response to the then National Party's appointment of Wayne Mapp as "Political Correctness Eradicator". Aside from the stupidity of the role, I pointed out that, ten years on, the token gestures paid to diversity in the arts, media and cultural spheres haven't really increased.

Continue reading...

Individual vs collective impact

Posted by Philip on 14 April 2015, 6:23 pm in , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Today at a hui of one of my regular clients I was reminded of an important tension and interesting phenomenon in organisational dynamics. It's blogged about ad in finitum.

The tension is the value of meetings over that of individual productivity. The phenomenon is the power of "collective influence" (Alex Smith).

Meetings get a bad rap these days. Particularly online businesses favour virtual teams, online collaboration etc. Alex reckoned 90% of meeting content is irrelevant. People are busy. Time is precious.

Continue reading...

Creating legitimate impact through influence

Posted by Philip on 17 January 2011, 6:56 am in , , , ,

This year feels different, don't you reckon? A bit lighter, freer, easier. Things seem to be happening without effort.

Ok, I'll own it. I feel different, lighter, freer, easier. Personal and business opportunities are flowing. I'm intrigued and excited about what this year will offer.

I've been telling people since the year begun that, in some ways it seems like this year is representing some sort of pay-off, a "coming-together" of everything I've been working for. I feel, more than ever, like the dots are really connecting.

Continue reading...

Loading...