It’s been a year of firsts for me at Curative, and the DSI Symposium was no exception.
It’s pretty amazing how much information can get squished into your brain in such a short period of time. For the sake of brevity here are three key themes that grabbed me and actually they are said best by some of those who spoke at the symposium…
Once again, this year, we had the privilege to collaborate with Leadership NZ on their annual Dinner with a Difference event. As with every year, we co-organised the evening and helped hold the space through design, facilitation, energy and a whole lot of aroha.
Each year is always different, but this year’s theme, Mindful Leadership, I have to say, is a personal favourite of mine. It was a different, counter-intuitive challenge to extraordinary leaders of every sector and type A personalities – to be comfortable just being, instead of just relying on doing, chasing or stressing.
The evening was incredibly calming, sublime, profound and light-hearted all at once.
It's been a very interesting past few weeks around the world and here in Aotearoa. Recent events compelling the #BlackLivesMatter community in the US to exclaim what's no longer acceptable, to clamour for an overhaul of a reality they've quietly accepted till now...
As we stand outside the gates of Waikeri Marae waiting to be called on, I realise that what we’re about to do is a bit crazy. We don’t know the 25 young people that we’re walking on to the marae with. We’ve never met them before. They don’t even really know what they’re here for.