Collaboration overwhelm

Collaboration; it’s a way of our working life. According to the Harvard Business Review, collaborative responsibilities now take up around 80 percent of the average working day. Collaboration requires conversations, meetings, slack messages, trello boards, huddles, virtual meetings, shared docs, etc. Sometimes these collaborative ways of working can be time-taxing

Read More »

The C-word.

Now don’t go getting your knickers in a knot! It’s not a naughty word! This week’s serving of sh*t-shifting goodness is around ‘Collaboration’. Specifically, I explore the question “How do I maintain a sense of identity and autonomy when working collaboratively?” Collaboration is the ‘new’ way of working. It can include

Read More »

Sticking it to self-doubt

It can hold you in it’s steely grip.
Squeeze the life blood from you until you are a shell of yourself.
Cause you to toss and turn with sleepless nights.
Send you into yourself, fearful of the world.
Bring you to your knees, until…

Read More »

Re-imagining messages about work-habits.

Traditional New Zealand work-ethics were built on the tenets of humility and hard-work. This built resiliency, self-discipline and self-motivation.  Going over and beyond, and working long hours were esteemed traits that saw people regarded as being of ‘good character’. Over subsequent generations, these traits continue to be valued in some of our

Read More »

Hell No! …and Hell YES!

This has been a week of contradictions. They have come in the form of the words “No” and it’s counterpart “Yes”. Hell No!“No” appeared in the form of boundaries; setting and restating. As teams of people working towards a common goal, we operate in a way akin to breathing; we

Read More »

Performing under pressure

In his book “Perform Under Pressure”, Dr Ceri Evans speaks of how we can change the way we feel, think and act under pressure. Richie McCaw has written the forward and speaks of how his Dr Evan’s coaching methods influenced his play and thinking in successive Rugby World Cup competitions.

Read More »

Contact Mary-Anne

I want to help you and your organisation shift your sh*t.
Tell me what you need, and I’ll be in touch real soon.