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Welcome to the CQ April 2017 Newsletter
This month I have been reflecting on the beginning of CQ’s tenth year in operation, and just how far we have come. The entrepreneur in me would always like the business to be bigger, but the artist in me is amazed at the complexity of the community and the quality of people clustering around this movement.

The depth of experience and knowledge within the facilitators is just so exciting, and when we come together in mid May for training I will consider myself totally stoked to be part of this team.
As Jim Collins succinctly stated in his book Good to Great, "first who, then what?" CQ has so got the ‘who’ right, not just with the facilitators but the whole team. And the whole team has just become even more whole this month, with the addition of Mary Beth Robles as our new Managing Director. This has been a long, slow search for many years. We have wanted to be able to add more value by responding to the ideas presented by members and widening our offering. But first we needed a very experienced manager at the helm, and we have found that person in Mary Beth.
So what will I be doing? Working more on innovation and growth, while allowing more time to get amongst the membership and learn how we can up our game. Am I excited? Yep so much that it’s hard to put into words.

CQ Founder

So who is Mary Beth???

As a CQ member I know the fullness of what CQ offers.
What excited me about this role is the opportunity to bring in some of the best bits of my global corporate experience into CQ, freeing myself of what doesn’t serve our purpose and our members, and working together to add more value to the CQ community.

My husband Ruben and our three children – Emily, Jack and Matthew are also thrilled for their mum!

If you are keen to know a bit more about me, feel free to browse…

Oh yes, one more thing – Harv will be out and about a lot more working on the business.  Yay!

Shout out to:

  • Daniel Lee, for walking 3,000kms along the Te Araroa trail of NZ to raise in excess of $12,000 to return the favour of the Lowe Walker Rescue Helicopter who saved his life when he was 6 years old. His parents Margo and Richard Lee should be immensely proud.
  • Stuart Taylor for promoting better health and wellbeing in the Dairy Industry by using a fun world record bid to milk 4000 cows in one day by one of his team. They exceeded all targets and milked 5065 cows by one person in one day, and was even featured on the BBC.
  • Karen Wishnowsky was interviewed on Dublin BBC radio early one morning, as she has very generously agreed to host a bunch of Lions supporters while the tour is in progress. Looking forward to the stories that emerge.  
  • Alex Hannant for swanning about in the US visiting Brown, Harvard, and Vanderbilt Universities (no idea why, but it’s basically because Alex is flash) and also visiting the Social Enterprise Program at Tulane University (also because he’s flash).
  • However we do know that Alex Hannant and Anake Goodall have been responsible for bringing the Social Enterprise World Forum to New Zealand - being held on 27th - 29th of September in Christchurch. Check it out and register soon.

Emotional Intelligence - why is it soooo important?

This article below was sent to Harv this month by James McCarthy, and we think it's a ripper because it is so detailed in the breakdown of the signs of emotional intelligence.
We know for a CQ team to hum the most important ingredient is to have members with above average EQ. This means that conversations will have more depth, challenge, and richness resulting in the ultimate effectiveness of outcomes for all team members.

The fabulous thing about EQ is it can be developed - you can work on it.

When Harv facilitated he would challenge teams to lift their EQ levels. The great irony was teams that were above average would ask how they could do this. The teams that showed lowest EQ would resist the challenge by denial, offense, and a lack of curiosity. And the gap widens.
Click here for EQ Article!

Star Recruiters

There are some CQ Members who are constant recruiters for CQ which is very much appreciated, not just by CQ Management, but also other members who benefit from the new talent. The recruiters bring in a regular flow of fabulous new people so we thought we would ask them why and how they do this. Fee McLeod of The Mindlab is this month's feature:

Meet our new Intern - Charles

I’m in my final year of my Communications Bachelor’s degree at Massey University in Palmy, majoring in Marketing with a minor in Creative Arts. Taking an internship has always been something I knew I wanted, and needed to do, as part of my university study and I’m so happy I took the step this year, not only to grant me some valuable work experience, but also to help me figure out what I want to do once I’m finished my degree. I’ve got a real passion for writing, and am one of those weird people who likes to always be learning new things.

Outside of study, I take an active role in both the Drama (MUDS) and Communications (MACS) clubs on campus, as well as writing for ‘Massive’, the Massey students’ magazine. I’ve also been volunteering at the Arohanui Hospice for a bit over a year now.

Calling all leaders! 
Are you looking to be more effective? How hungry are you?

This leadership programme combines the Leadership Circle, Outward Bound's beautiful surroundings, CQ's grit, Tocker and Associates knowledge. We still has places available!

It is delivered over 4 days from August 11th - 13th at Anakiwa to develop your leadership capability. Clarity on not just what you’re doing that works or doesn’t work; it’ll help you understand why you do what you do at a deep level, and what specific things you can do to improve your own effectiveness and your bottom line.

This is open to all leaders, not just CQ Members. Please email Harv to register your interest.

Congratulations Heineken

This is a great allegory of CQ and everything we believe in.
Heineken | Worlds Apart | #OpenYourWorld

Books, Films or TED Talks to check out!


13 Reasons Why

A personal recommendation from our 2016 intern, Kayla. Adapted from Jay Ashers 2007 best-selling novel, of the same name, 13 Reasons Why follows a group of 12 high school students as they piece together a story as it is described on a series of cassette tapes left for them by their classmate Hannah Baker, who has taken her own life.

It’s a new show that has been praised and slammed by critics for asking the uncomfortable questions and forcing us to think on a difficult subject to talk about, especially for teens. 
It’s effectively bringing out the conversation on bullying, student suicides, and depression as an illness. It questions yourself on how you treat others, such as what may seem as a harmless rumour/prank at the time, and how it can take a cumulative toll on a sensitive soul.

Click here to view.


Ian Harvey CQ Founder 

Karen Wishnowsky, Coordinator
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