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.
This is not an article about the issues at Ihumātao as I am not competent to write such a piece without a whole lot more education and knowledge. I am writing this piece as something to spark a conversation about the difference between settlement of disputes and resolution of conflict.
Sam Harris, philosopher, neuroscientist and author, says that mental well-being is a skill which can be learnt once we know the mechanisms to start. This article will build on the earlier ideas of the well-being journey that I outlined in my last article.