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Fear is contagious. So is hope

Fear is contagious. So is hope

The beauty and simplicity of the above quote struck me while reading an article by Mark Schaefer. I consider it an apt guide for crisis management of the times we live in. It occurred to me that as we face the global predicament created by COVID-19, we as leaders have...

What’s in your sacred bundle?

What’s in your sacred bundle?

A two-foot long grizzly bear’s paw, a red flannel and an old twist of tobacco. These are a few of the items kept at the American Museum of Natural History in a sacred bundle that belonged to a Native American tribe. Sacred bundles were guarded as precious items and...

The terroir of branding.

The terroir of branding.

In early November, Marlborough winemakers raised a glass to celebrate the trademarking of the Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW) certificate in international markets. The AMW label ensures global consumers that 100% of the Sauvignon Blanc in that wine was grown in the...

Powerful story beginnings that captivate.

Powerful beginnings are the thrust of any good story. I love spending a night out at the movies. The smell of the popcorn, the excitement in the atmosphere. The hush of anticipation when the lights go down. The opening lines, a powerful beginnings that take you on a...

Visual storytelling

Visual storytelling

My favourite thing on Facebook – and probably the entire worldwide web if I’m completely honest – is a group that is all pictures. But every one of those pictures tells a story – neigh, it MAKES a story. The group is called “As Seen Through Horses’ Ears” (now you can...