The playbook has changed in leadership. But it has taken a serious taste of nastiness to make us appreciate kindness. Soft skills, that many assume are naturally woven into the fabric of management, need to be placed on a platform of their own. Where they belong.
I left New Zealand in the 1996, with the idea that I would do my OE (Overseas Experience) and return to live one day. I gave myself approximately three to five years. I lived in Japan for one, London for nearly five (where my daughter was born) and now I have lived in Melbourne for nearly twenty. And although I still work and travel under New Zealand citizenship, I have now lived overseas longer than I have ever lived in New Zealand. This time frame has meant that I was only of age to vote once in our elections.