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Welcome to the CQ July 2017 Newsletter
It’s been great being back at work, after spending the month of June in the UK. I realised how much I miss the interaction of our CQ members. Okay some are a pain in the …... , but you know they are a fun lot to be around. 

I have been asked often what was the highlight of the trip, and it took a while to work it out - here it is.
Through working with the people like Sue Johnston, Brook Weatherwell, Louise Marra and my mentor Keith Mason, I have been developing the ability to be more conscious of what is going on around me. Developing is the key word here. However, I realised I am able to take more in and delight in the small things going on by controlling my judgements than I did in the past. So while travelling, simply put - I saw stuff I wouldn't have ever seen previously. Thanks to those who have helped me on this journey.

So the British & Irish Lions have gone home, and with them their cool supporters who rocked. Much was made of the outcome, the refs, selections, and the what ifs. At times I thought it seemed the occasion was lost to the trivia. And the occasion  was the celebration of sport, of people passionate about a silly game invented to entertain us, and most of all to have fun. This is what the Lions supporters are so good at. Is there something for us as a nation to learn here? The tour brought to mind a line from my favourite poem “If’ by Rudyard Kipling.

‘To meet victory and defeat and treat those two imposters the same”

This is also the motto for Wimbledon which greets players as they are about to go onto centre court. Pat Rafter summed it up beautifully when beaten in the final of Wimbledon by Goran Ivanisevic when he said “coming second at Wimbledon is not the worst experience in the world.” Celebrate the game people, whatever it may be. Everything else is an imposter.


Harv
CQ Founder

Shout Out to:

  • Karen Wishnowsky for hosting 18 Lions supporters, whom she didn't know, in her home just to celebrate the game - cause its fun.
  • To supporters of Erana Severne Takataka for helping her to attend Outward Bound next month by raising $5k - awesome and worthy effort!
  • Tim O’Conner for introducing compulsory Te Reo at Auckland Grammar. Other schools have done this already but Grammar is a flagship college and sends a fabulous signal.

Celebrating an Extraordinary achievement

Rod McDonald, his team and wife Jo, have recently won the most prestigious wine award in the world with it’s Quarter Acre Syrah 2015.
This is the Wimbledon of wine competitions.
Here's the metrics:
  • 150,000 entrees 
  • 68 countries 
  • 450 judges blind tasting

They took out:
  • Best Hawkes Bay Syrah - tick
  • Best New Zealand Syrah - well done
  • Best NZ Red - Stunning
  • Best International Syrah - Shut the front door
So that means they went into the International Wine Challenge Trophy finals and won:
And all this from the most humble beginnings and very humble winemaker - Rod. Congratulations.
 

Create a global legacy of positive change at Social Enterprise World Forum 2017

SEWF is the annual international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together and discuss how to create a more sustainable future. The event attracts social entrepreneurs, policy makers, business leaders, academics and more from across the globe. On September 27th-29th, SEWF 2017 will be held in Christchurch - New Zealand’s most resilient city. The theme, “Ka Korokī Te Manu – creating our tomorrow”, is derived from a traditional Māori prayer, referring to a wake-up call and welcome to the challenges and glories of a new day. It is an invitation to take an active role in prototyping the world’s future.

1200 delegates are expected and tickets are selling fast. Register now!

CQ’s Strategic Direction

CQ is turning 10 years old soon, and we are reviewing our long term strategy plan.
Mary Beth and Harv would appreciate a chance to rub shoulders with as many of our members as possible over the next few months. The best way to get members views and thoughts is over a drink and meal, and we will be asking to join the evening meals with teams wherever possible.
 
We are interested in what else CQ can develop for our members. This will go towards the future direction of CQ as part of the Strategic Plan so don’t be shy with your ideas.

Regional Teams - Does the model need tweaking?

For the past 12 months we have been reviewing the Regional Team model and thinking it needs to be improved. Our thoughts are that the meetings should start the late afternoon/early evening before with a meal and catch up so that the teams have more time with each other. This would mean being able to bring more content and add host days to the model. 

Harv will be discussing this with all the Regional Teams to determine what they would like for the future.

Eve's insights

As you know we thrive on feedback, and what is popping for members. Recently Eve Clive-Griffin sent in feedback like this and we asked her to expand these thoughts for a wider audience. 
Check them out here!

Interviewing people for a position can be a minefield

This article was sent in by James McCarthy - it’s worth a read.

Books, Films or TED Talks to check out!

2017

McLaren

Just go and watch this film - get your friends to watch it, your kids and dog.

This exemplifies the kiwi innovative spirit. There is a great scene when Bruce McLaren is asked, "if he had the same money and resources of the Ferrari team (who he was beating) what would he accomplish?" ‘I think we would make a bit of a hash of things" was his reply with a wonderful smile. 
 
McLAREN | Official US Trailer

Watch the movie trailer above (click on the picture) and go see this movie!!!!

Book by Justine Lokitz, Lisa Kay Soloman, and Patrick Van Der Pijl
Design a Better Business

Summarised by getAbstract, Design a Better business is an excellent workbook for entrepreneurs, corporate entrepreneurs, innovators, business analysts and many more professionals. It is not the type of book that you will read from A to Z, but like a good work book, you will understand the overall structure and deep dive into the parts that you really need for your specific problem. 

It’s like knowing the structure of a Chinese menu and ordering the different courses you like.

Click here to purchase 

Contact

Ian Harvey CQ Founder

Karen Wishnowsky, Coordinator
karen@c-q.co.nz
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