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Don’t fake it, just make it - my journey into leadership

We’ve all heard the term ‘fake it ‘til you make it’, right? Well if there’s one thing I’ve learnt about leadership in the workplac…

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Roll the dice or roll over?

I spend a lot of time talking to people about their careers. How did they get into what they do? What do they want to do next? Wha…

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The Unpredictability of Life

Dreaming big   In 2011 I arrived back in my home town of Wellington after enjoying some fantastic years working overseas. Once …

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Start-ups, strangers and having a purpose

Start-ups, strangers and having a purpose It’s coming up to a year since I started this venture at Sprout with my co-founders. W…

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Best job in the world!

Reflections on the first 12 months, having the best job in the world and finding a true purpose. We have just notched a little ov…

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Flexible working - expectations vs reality

The grind   My life six months ago:   5.30am commute from the Hibiscus Coast to Auckland’s CBD.   Back-to-back meetings from…

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Embracing change - the secret to survival

Leon C. Megginson once observed,  “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manag…

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Don’t confuse having a career with having a life

“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” ―Heather Schuck, The Working Mom Manifesto I want…

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Why bigger is not always better

Ever thought about working for a startup? Not many people do, but why?  Having been in the recruitment game for over ten years, o…

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Best Small ‘Recruitment Agency’ in NZ!

We are stoked to be one of the finalists for the Small ‘Recruitment Agency’ of the Year 2018.  We are reflecting on this as a team…

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Rediscovering West Auckland

Rediscovering West Auckland I’ve lived in West Auckland for over 10 years now and thought I knew the area well.  How wrong I was!…

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Changing leadership and gaining a clear view of the next five years - all in a week’s work

At Sprout, we have a very genuine purpose of helping NZ become more a prosperous, productive and happy place to live, work and pla…

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