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Welcome to the CQ April 2018 Newsletter
Hey everyone - thanks for the feedback on the newsletter and Blog over the past month. I really appreciate it, as it is motivating to keep me writing and producing.  This is a team effort to get out, and we love the fact more and more members are submitting ideas and articles, which makes it fun to put together. Karen will often ask a week out from publication, “Have you written anything yet?” (she of little faith) and sometimes the answer is ‘nope’, but then your random articles start coming in, and away we go. Please keep it up.

After the Better by Design seminar, I have been trying to engage with more and more members to see what they want, and it’s already paid dividends. The general theme is clear - How do we activate and connect with the overall community on a regular basis?
Three ideas have been put forward so far:
  1. Tell us who has joined CQ during the month - done.
  2. Promote 2 - 3 members every month with Bio’s in the newsletter - this is really exciting for me personally.
  3. Have a directory of services members can offer each other - We are considering this with lots of debate going on. Keen to get more views on this please, either in person or email.
I had a couple of fascinating conversations with two members this past month, when asking them how their last CQ meetings were. Both said they were the best meetings yet, and came away full of optimism and vigor. One then commented that two days back at work he was off track and felt the meeting wasn’t so useful after all. The other hadn’t got clear on the objectives going forward and so was not measuring the impact of her actions.
In the words of Mary Beth, CQ's Managing Director - you need to do your own work between meetings. No one else is responsible for your work on's other than you. Not your team, not your facilitator. Wise words Mary Beth. Expect to see a new question in your updates re what your work on’s were, to be held account to. Thanks to the team that asked for this. 

There are times when the newest CQ members see an opportunity, that some of the more established don’t. Last month, at the end of a meeting, an existing member was talking about an issue he was facing to a newby, who said, ‘Oh I know someone who can help with this’, and then brokered an extraordinary connection. I mention this as a reminder to everyone - how can we help each other more?  

Harv
CQ Founder

Shout out to:

  • Dave Craig - who has got the Manawatu Jets basketball team back into the National League. This has been done without a professional coach, only three imports and the rest young local players. I know Dave has gone above and beyond to make this happen for the love of the game.
  • Rich Alderton - who has received his NZ residency, and we are a better place for it.
  • Jacinda Ardern - who is no Royalist, but represented the country with grace and poise at Buckingham Palace.

Welcome to these new CQ members for April:

Todd O'Hara from Spidertracks
Moana O'Neil at Redvespa
Hazel Begley of Les Mills
Seamus Biddick from Access Solutions
Ruth Kibble of South Canterbury District Health Board
Georgie Falloon at Willow Shoes
Hamish Ramsden from St Andrew's College
Tony Begbie from ABC Business Sales

Welcome to you all - and remember you get out what you put in.
 

Harv's Blog

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Upcoming Events

Brene Brown's work available right here in NZ
The Daring Goddess Retreat
has been subscribed and the first cohort will be preparing for their unique weekend right now. Exciting.
Rising Strong - Building Resilient Leaders will be open for bookings soon. This will run in August with people already putting their names down.  Please register here.                                                                  
Outward Bound is nearly full for the 31st August - 3rd September 2018 intake, with 11 registered so far and 2 spaces left. If you are interested in attending please book on the CQ website. Remember this is supported by NZTE and so when you register press invoice option for payment so you can enquire about funding with your Regional Business Partner.
You do not need to be a CQ member to attend any of these events.
Unfiltered 2018
Thanks to Tony Begbie for letting us know about this cool event. Great line up and format.  

Our first two CQ Member Profiles - thanks to you both

                         Matt Miller                                                        Dr Kate White

We are missing a Golden Opportunity

Recently Harv had the good fortune to be introduced Judith Thompson, who is the former Head of Design for New Zealand’s international trade agency. During the conversation, the rural/urban divide was discussed, and the concern it was not positive for NZ as a whole. At this point, Judith said she had been sent this concept from a colleague and maybe it could help.  
We totally agree it is something to explore, as Harv’s concern is that with the two communities drawing apart, there is a loss of potential innovation. Think of some of the cool labels such as Icebreaker, Allbirds, and Lanaco which have been a result of urban innovation, with rural benefiting. We are missing an opportunity here, and keen to see what interest there is, in a pilot to launch a new initiative to broach the divide. Contact Harv if you are interested.

Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation needs urgent help

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Women only for a laugh

Books, Films or TED Talks to check out!

By James Rhodes

Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music

Book recommendation by Peter Roband - If you are looking for something a little off the chart but poignant try this.


 

Derren Brown's

"The Push"

This show on Netflix is a disturbing look at what group pressure can achieve in a very short space in time.

Contact

Ian Harvey CQ Founder 

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