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Thinking ahead to #open17

I’m already thinking about this year’s LIANZA conference, who to take, and how many. I have generous staff training and conference budgets, but need approval from my manager in terms of individuals attending and overall cost. We take spending ratepayers … Continue reading

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Conference for introverts

On Friday a group of us redid our MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator); I’d last done a facilitated one 9 years ago. I am, as before, an INTJ – the I and J are strong. To give you some perspective, … Continue reading

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You said what?

At a conference last week someone whose writing I enjoy made a terrible error of judgement, offended a lot of people and is no doubt off most ‘potential speaker’ lists. They have a lot of rebuilding to do – friendships, followers, … Continue reading

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Who is in charge of your career?

Who is in charge of your career? Your organisation? Your boss? Your partner? Your mother/father? God? You? I’m in charge of my career, and I hope you are in charge of yours. Sure others have an influence, but as individuals … Continue reading

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Have you submitted yet?

An abstract that is…the closing date for submissions is Friday 3 May. Conference is great fun, a great learning and networking opportunity, and if you present it’s this whole other learning experience as well. Not a word perfect speaker? Too bad – … Continue reading

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Looking back at the LIANZA 2012 Conference

My head is too full of information to be able to write much at the moment; I need to download my brain a bit and sort things into categories. So what was the 2012 conference, Ipukarea – Celebrate, Sustain, Transform – like … Continue reading

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A quick shout out

For quite a few years I was heavily involved with a local annual fishing tournament. One of my roles was to get sponsorship; often we’d have tens of thousands of dollars in prizes, including a boat. Fantastic for such a … Continue reading

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Do you get nervous?

Do you get nervous if you have to speak in front of a crowd? I always do and I suspect most people feel at least a little flutter in their tummy. My nerves are a mixture of things; will I … Continue reading

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Quantum Physics & Conference

I’m fascinated by Quantum Physics. Fascinated but totally unskilled, to be exact. When I sat School Certificate I got very good pass marks in subjects like English and Social Studies. Which does not explain why the Guidance Counselor strongly recommended … Continue reading

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Paying attention to things that matter

Last Wednesday afternoon I attended a LIANZA Conference communications committee meeting at National Library in Palmerston North.  The committee talked over some options for various things, and decided on some tasks for the coming weeks – tasks around publicising conference … Continue reading

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