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Quick Rant- Bullying is not acceptable


Bullying our kids gets a lot for publicity and rightly so. It is arguably one of the greatest challenges facing our society. It is simply not acceptable and we all have a role to make sure we address it. Face to face, text or online. It needs to stop.

Workplace bullying is just as serious and common. Again completely unacceptable. Who the hell do these people think they are? Throwing their weight around and making others feel intimidated and small. They can fuck off I say. I don’t care if your missus treats you like shit at home. You have no right coming to work and making yourself better by being an arsehole. Why can’t we be nice to each other?

Have a read of this and get the picture about what is going on in our society.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/how-will-bullying-ever-be-beaten-if-schools-side-with-the-bullies-9709742.html

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Quick rant- sack the coaches


I have been thinking…

So the team finishes runner up. It has made the semi final at least for the last 4 years since the new coaching staff took over. The team has made the final twice. They have not won the competition. The masses call for the coaches to be sacked. There is widespread disapproval when the board announces that the coaching team are safe for another year.

What the fuck.

I say lets show some common sense and a bit of loyalty.

Who remembers Alex Ferguson and Wayne Bennett? Fans of Manchester United and the Brisbane Broncos do.

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Quick Rant- Email Sucks and Other Advice on Building Company Culture


Email is a curse. Receiving 200 emails a day and sending an email to someone sitting right next to you in the office. We all send emails we regret and email things we would never say. Not cool people.

The video in the link below looks at how organisations can create change. I see it getting worse unless individuals drive the culture change.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/236053

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Quick rant- Compulsory Maori Language in Schools


I have been thinking…

Why would the native language of your country not be compulsory in schools? Not only the language but also the culture.

In NZ we are supposedly proud of our heritage and our indigenous culture. However this does not translate into real actions. We have a wonderful opportunity to embrace the Maori Language and culture and ensure that it thrives.

I do not buy into the argument that chinese or Japanese should be taught ahead of Maori. How can you take that argument seriously. Compulsory Maori is about focusing learning on what is important. Remember education is about learning to learn.

Let’s have a real debate and make a plan to make this happen. Too much hui and not enough dui!

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