Diversity New Zealand Ltd and Philip Patston, Consultant

We lead new conversations about diversity, complexity and change — online and offline

PHILIP’S BLOG: Day of anti-silence

We think silence is the friend of bullying and, to support and complement the people and organisations behind the day of silence, we want to yell in no uncertain terms that bullying is unacceptable, unwanted and uncool.

11 June 2015

Daniel Kish: How I use sonar to navigate the world

Originally posted on I Think Differently:
Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation. He clicks his…

5 April 2015

The time “in-between”

What has been different about this holiday period, which I usually find quite a difficult time, is the peace and joy I’ve found. I haven’t felt the struggle of being alone while everyone is away — in fact I’ve enjoyed the space and it has been evenly broken up by visitors. Even the days over Christmas (I can even write it now!) flowed without incident. This period is such a great “in-between” time. It’s 2014 becoming 2015. The days don’t matter (everyday’s a Saturday). And there’s plenty of time to do stuff, yet nothing has to be done.

30 December 2014

The sport of coming out

Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe is the latest in a long line of sports “stars” to come out as gay in an interview with celebrity interviewer Sir Michael Parkinson. It seems … Continue reading

15 July 2014

Big shoes to fill or just find a better fit

Originally posted on DIV:INQ — Diversity Inquiry:
I got thinking a lot after I saw this pop up on Facebook. As long as human beings have been conscious of their…

16 June 2014

Diversity — are you trying to get it right?

Organisations that build cultures that require people to do the right thing in regards to culture, gender, sexuality, function (disability) etc, create behaviours governed by fear. People will avoid engagement in order to stay safe, because they’ll be scared of getting it wrong.

Nobody wants to be shamed, blamed, attacked, punished or made fun of.

12 November 2013

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