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Forecasting; useful… and dangerous

In 2013, dairy giant Fonterra was forced to undertake a recall of batches of its products due to a fear that they might be contaminated. Although it was later proven that the batches were not contaminated, the episode did reveal a number of interesting points. First-off, Fonterra was demonstrably not prepared for the above incident and [...]


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Behind the Self-fulfilling Cycle

Setting your leadership scene This Snapshot encourages you to consider the issues that shape your world-view and thereby your leadership style. A bigger view How you view the world directly influences how you experience it which drives the actions you take which, in turn, lead to your next experience: each step a part of a [...]


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Beyond resilience

When you encounter a situation that challenges your mental ability to cope it is desirable to not only absorb and recover from the ‘hit’ but to learn from what happened and become psychologically stronger from having had the experience. Resilience or hardiness In engineering terms, resilience refers to the ability of a material to [...]