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Welcome to the CQ May 2017 Newsletter
Thanks for the feedback on last month's newsletter - the article on EQ seemed to strick a cord. 
I’m no yachtie, but I do love the fact that New Zealand is out there competing and more than holding our own on the world stage in a high tech sport, and against nations with far bigger budgets than we will ever have. This is the attitude and application we need to have with a greater range of industries than we are exhibiting now. So, what's stopping us in other areas I wonder? What is the missing ingredient?
Hearts go out to the victims and families of the Manchester bombing, and it’s difficult to comprehend the mind of a sick bastard who would want to inflict this tragedy on innocent people. However, the number of potential attacks thwarted by the authorities is impressive, and the response by the English people even more so. Terrorists only carry out attacks like this because they are essentially weak, and the world seems to be learning to respond more and more effectively without escalating the violence. Long may that develop.
I had a couple of interesting meetings this month, that I would have historically struggled with, as they were charged with a bit of emotion. What I found fascinating was that I was not nervous prior to these meetings (which is change for me), due to training by Sue Johnstone and Sean Delaney's fabulous Accountability Ladder shown to me by Dallis Parker. I was able to get an outcome that was both highly productive and positive. It’s that EQ business again - so nice to know it can be developed even at my age and stage.

CQ Founder

World traveller Alex Hannant is back in New Zealand and keen to share some views

Alex is the CEO of Akina and also sits on the board of B Corp in Australia. It would be fair to say he is a thought leader on business models of the future, and has been instrumental in bringing the Social Enterprise World Forum.
A word from Alex Hannant

High Performance Change - what the hell is that, and why do you need to know?

Traditional Change Management only changes what people do one stop-start project at a time - such as learning a new IT system. That’s not enough anymore in a world that can turn on a dime, because a) it doesn’t prepare them for the next change they will face, and b) it doesn’t address the fear, anxiety, and doubt that people generally feel towards change. 
So what's the solution? Thought you’d never ask! There’s a clever CQ member - Rich Alderton - who has developed a High Performance Change program that will prepare companies to develop their 'change intelligence’, so their people are already ready for any change.
And... he is offering to work with four CQ companies for a day each at no cost (except travel expenses) to help them develop their own HPC. Brilliant offer Rich - thanks. If you are interested Richard can be contacted by email or through his website.

Outward Bound - it’s happening people!

A great response to this offer so far with a few places still left to be taken up. So contact Harv if you want to book in. This event has now been approved by NZTE, so some may be able to get financial assistance for this.

What we are wrapped about is the range of members signing up from a broad background and from many teams. 

Click to learn more!
Every now and then CQ finds someone who is super brave, driven to change the world, and fun too. 

Meet Erana Severne-Takataka - she’s one such young inspiring New Zealander who would like to attend the Outward Bound program in August, but given her work at the Waikato DHB is unable to afford it. So we have encouraged her to start a PledgeMe campaign today, and asking anyone to help her attend by going to the website to help.

Erana is described by her CQ team as inspirational. 

Click here to Pledge your support for Erana.

Insights from Mary Beth after first month

During my first week ‘at the office' Harv took me out to the local weekly Feilding livestock auction. No boring desk job here!

Seriously, Harv cares deeply for CQ and its members, and that is inspiring for me to be around. 

What I've learned of CQ;
  • Small, focused team behind the scenes; no bureaucracy.
  • Lots of ideas to add more value to members; experimentation and learning is part of our DNA.
  • Meeting facilitators team was humbling - they bring diversity of skills unmatched in my experience.
  • Getting my feet wet with the running of the business.
  • Having lots of fun!
  • Can’t wait to meet with my CQ team!

Facilitators training this month

How fab to have the whole team together at Shoal Beach learning and sharing new techniques and honing some of the old ones. The energy and positivity was palpable, and with the presence of Mary Beth it added a whole new depth to the team.

CQ’s strategic plan is being reviewed at present with all facilitators involved and all members will have a chance to have their say in the next week or so via survey monkey.

Printing of updates before meetings no more

So we took away the printing function from the updates to increase the confidentiality, after finding some resourceful members are copy and pasting them to print. Please respect the confidentiality and refrain from printing - even if you are clever.

Books, Films or TED Talks to check out!


Your Kingdom

Kia Ora. Redvespa Consultants Ltd has just launched Your Kingdom - A Guide to Well-being and Potential. Written by our Head of Wellness and Social Purpose, Your Kingdom is an assortment of tools, knowledge and exercises to help you get the best out of yourself and increase your well being. 

Redvespa always wanted to make a tangible difference to young people who don’t have the same opportunities as others. This is the motivation behind buy one, share one. We have aligned with HopeWalk Suicide Prevention Movement as our first partner charity. They aim to break the suicide stigma and start a movement in prevention and awareness.
With every “Buy” we will share one for free to a young person involved in Hope Walk. This could make a difference to this persons life and their Whanau.

Please check it out and share among your networks, and purchase one if you wish.

Thank you for your support!
Click here to view "Your Kingdom"


Ian Harvey CQ Founder 

Karen Wishnowsky, Coordinator
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