our changing landscape

Our Changing Landscape

It’s a very interesting time in Aotearoa New Zealand right now.

For many businesses, boards and people, it’s not interesting in a good way.  It’s challenging, stressful, frankly worrying … Do I still have a job?  Will our business survive?  Can we care for our family?  How should we care for ourselves?  How do we plan? 

If this is you, good on you for focusing on what you need to do right now.

If you can think beyond today’s covid-caused crisis, there are other changes to consider too.  I’m motivated and encouraged by the mahi of leaders across Aotearoa NZ, working for a better global and local future.  A special mihi to them all, including:

 This lesson is always my advice to others, but it is something I struggle to achieve myself.  So, I’m trialing a new discipline – dedicating 2 days most weeks to Grounded Governance, to create a community and some tools for others to access.  This means saying no to paid work more often, but it is worth it.

I’m also experiencing a seismic change across our country as we embrace Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori in a variety of ways.  Well, some of us embrace it and others are being challenged.  Personally, this change is welcome, and I am learning each day.  I have a long way to go.

My working week has ended with a walk through our wilderness area. We’ve planted a native forest and some eucalypt trees, for the future. After more than 5 years, this landscape is changing too. I’m proud to be able to see this difference.