What I learned in Tory Street

I’ve just been in Wellington, NZ, for a few days holiday, visiting family and friends, and reconnecting with important aspects of my identity. The first three nights were spent in a hotel in Tory Street, the street I worked in for six years between 1994 and 2000 while with the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa Assembly Staff. The building I worked in is now home to a digital design company, an accounting company, and a number of eating places. Eating breakfast at Caffe L’Affare in College St, at Prefab in Jessie St, and eating dinner at The Meeting Place in Tory Street, I spent some time reflecting on what I learned while working there.

100 Tory Street

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12 Personality Traits of a Great Boss

I came across an infographic this morning designed by OfficeVibe, a site providing tools for improving team culture. “You have probably heard the old saying, people don’t quit their job, they quit their bosses. Poor leadership can lead to poor performance across the board. This is why it’s important to make sure that you have great bosses/managers that are leading the pack and making everyone around them better on a daily basis.” Click on the graphic for more on each of the 12 (+1) traits. I’ve signed up for a 14 day trial with OfficeVibe, which provides fun ways for building office morale each day. I’ll leave some comments here on what I learn from the experience.

12 Personality Traits Of A Great Boss

Infographic crafted with love by Officevibe, the enterprise employee engagement platform that encourages daily team building.

New Zealand Milky Way

Amazing New Zealand 4K Time Lapse Films

Martin Heck, a timelapse cinematographer based in Central Germany, has launched New Zealand 4K, a four-part series of films showing the changing landscapes of New Zealand. So far he’s released three of the series: Awakening, Amplitute and Solitude. The first one shows some amazing shots of the Milky Way from Fjordland National Park, Mount Cook National Park and Arthurs Pass National Park, Mavora Lakes and Lake Ohau. The second film, featuring glow worm caves, was shot in Fjordland National Park, Karamea/Oparara Basin, “Metro Cave” in Charlston, Lake Matheson, Jackson Head and Haast Pass. The third was shot in Tongariro National Park, Taranaki National Park, Lake Tekapo, Canterburry High Country, Lake Wakatipu and Skipper Canyon. Part Four is yet to come. See more at TimeStorm Films.

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