Diversity New Zealand Ltd and Philip Patston, Consultant

Leading new conversations about diversity, complexity and change — online and offline

PHILIP’S BLOG: The employment paradox

If the world’s idea of employment were an ostrich, its entirety is well buried in sand, not just its head. To meet the huge diversity, complexity and change that is ‘careering’ towards us in the next 15 years, we need to be leading new conversations.

7 August 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

I THINK DIFFERENTLY: Crutches help Cate Grace to business success

Originally posted on I Think Differently:
Source: Sunday Star Times Rheumatoid arthritis has not stopped Cate Grace from becoming a top personal trainer and inspirational business leader. For many people, a…

14 June 2015

PHILIP’S BLOG: Gender neutral education recommendations a huge step forward

The Ministry of Education’s new curriculum guidelines released last week, aimed at improving sex education and diversity for students, seem almost too good to be true. These guidelines show surprisingly … Continue reading

1 June 2015

PHILIP’S BLOG: Leadership vs representation

Leadership drives change while representation tends towards stability and status quo. Both are important. The trick is to know how to combine them.

27 May 2015

PHILIP’S BLOG: When everything goes wrong rightly

Thinking being wrong makes us wrong is a belief. It’s something we’re taught from a young age. The wrongness challenge is to change our belief. If we decide that being wrong is actually right or, if that is too much of a stretch, simply inevitable, then wrong ceases to exist. We are then left to contemplate the world without being wrong.

25 May 2015

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