Amanda Wallis

Positive leadership during change management

Change doesn’t happen in one big bang, it happens over the course of thousands of small moments. If you are leading change at the moment, however big or small, you’ll already know how difficult it can be. It requires hard work, energy, bravery and openness. Understandably, not everyone is [...]

2024-06-07T17:36:38+12:00May 20th, 2024|

What really helps when work demands are high?

Did you hear? We recently published new research in the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations in partnership with Professor Jarrod Haar from Massey University. For those of you with an appetite for journal articles and all of the nitty-gritty statistics, you can download the full article here. And, [...]

2024-06-07T17:37:14+12:00May 20th, 2024|

Who’s at your dream dinner party? What about your meeting table?

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party? It’s a classic icebreaker, deployed to make you think, get to the root of who you admire, and what makes you tick.  Sometimes the answer points to whether someone is a sports fan (Lionel Messi, Michael Jordan, Serena Williams), a music [...]

2024-04-17T15:33:33+12:00April 17th, 2024|

The four horsemen of failing work relationships

When it comes to predicting the breakdown of a romantic relationship, leading relationships researcher John Gottman proposed that there are “four horsemen of communication” that signal things are turning sour. While the name taps into apocalyptic imagery, the “end of times” they represent isn’t inevitable. Gottman suggests that these [...]

2024-03-26T19:33:25+13:00March 26th, 2024|