Diversity New Zealand Ltd and Philip Patston

Bringing leadership to diversity, complexity and change

PHILIP’S BLOG: When too many rights make a wrong

The belief that one is right about, or has a right to, a certain thing, with no willingness to change stance, can lead to a varying number of undesirable outcomes. It also ignores the diversity and complexity involved in a lot of decision-making processes.

29 July 2015

PHILIP’S BLOG: To choose the life I want to lead: submission to the Productivity Commission

This is the submission I made recently to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into More Effective Social Services, in response to Chapter 11: Client choice and empowerment. Submissions closed in June.

19 July 2015

PHILIP’S BLOG: To be or not to be included — looking beyond the paradox

It’s a paradoxical turn of events. Decades ago marginalised groups could shout disdain from the edges of civic life because they genuinely weren’t included. But these days any dissent can be quashed with one of two rebuttals.

11 July 2015

PHILIP’S BLOG: EOLC petition to Parliament

I couldn’t be at Parliament today but thanks to Maryan Street for reading my message.

23 June 2015

PHILIP’S BLOG: From diversity to inclusion

Most people want answers but this work brings more questions than answers. The challenge in addressing diversity and inclusion is to inquire, be curious and to generously commit to being wrong; to recognise assumptions and humbly but confidently respond; and to embrace inevitable, constant change with love not fear.

16 June 2015

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