The 2019 winner of the FairWay Resolution Anne Scragg Scholarship is Nurit Zubery.
Born and raised in Israel, Nurit studied law at Tel-Aviv University and worked as a lawyer in the areas of litigation, commercial and employment law, prior to moving to NZ in 1999 where she has owned and managed two successful businesses. In more recent years, Nurit has been exploring her passion in mediation. She studied at the Massey University Dispute Resolution Programme, before beginning an LLM at the University of Auckland.
Continuing my theme of well-being this article presents mental health as a skill. Any skill is learned and practised in order to learn it. It’s refined and further refined, and with practice it starts to become second nature, a default position that becomes easier to do. “Doing mental health” is something we can learn and practice and as we get better at it, so we are able cope with the life’s challenges, make necessary changes and thrive.
We live in a world where people want things in an instant. Instant fame, fortune or success - yet don’t want to sacrifice what is needed in order to have that level of fame, fortune or success. However, the thing I have noticed about success is that it’s made up of multiple small decisions resulting in gradual change that lasts. A little incremental effort or sacrifice can make all the difference.
When I was asked this month to provide a few thoughts on leadership, I had a brief moment of hesitation. Not because of any absence of things to say or share, but because it often feels to me like one of those topics that gets bandied about a lot.