Ah, Billy. Age is catching up my friend…
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The Guardian writes a piece titled “Why New Zealand’s Maori King Tuheitia refuses to meet British royals”.
It is worth a read:
Name:Â King Tuheitia.
Appearance:Â Itinerant weightlifting coach.
Is that his real job?Â No.
What is?Â Being New Zealand’s Maori king.
Sounds important.Â Kind of. He has no executiveÂ power and, in purely numerical terms,Â being Maori king is a bit like being lord mayor of Nottingham, only your subjects have fewer tattoos.
I see.Â He did have a very important visit coming up next month, though. Prince William and his wife were coming to see him in New Zealand with their new son, Prince George.
A visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be an honour even for the mayor of Birmingham! But why “did have” and “were”?Because heÂ turned them down.
He what?Â He turned them down. Apparently he wasn’t happy with the 90-minute slot that had been allocated to him.
Oh well, that makes sense. New parents are theÂ dullest people ever. I don’t think I could stomachÂ an hour and a half of: “The reflux seems to be settling down now …”Â Actually, King Tuheitia wanted more time, not less. Â Read more »
Thereâ€™s really only two things or attributes anyone can truly call their own â€“ your personal health and your own brand of personal integrityâ€¦ and even health ebbs and flows throughout life.
But personal brand integrity is a culmination and combination of actions backing up of words, long-standing attitudes that under-pinned the behaviours – and a combination of multiple perceptions â€“ often repeated and shared.
Michael Vukcevic recently had to â€śresignâ€ť from Baldwins and the Middle East Business Council over the fabrications and fictions invented in his CV â€“ where he elaborated and padded out his CV to such an extent, it became a lie â€“ a huge lieâ€¦ and heâ€™s not the first or likely the last, or even alone in â€śpadding outâ€ť a CV â€“ as NZ has witnessed in numerous high-profile instances. Yet, ironically, only those in the private sector, subjected to lesser visible scrutiny, pay any kind of price for their deceit. Doubly ironic, when those in the Public sector should be subjected to a much higher level of scrutiny and accountability – yet they’re not hardly even challenged?
Michael’s â€śworkâ€ť must have been of reasonable standard though, to have survived in such roles without being found a total fraud immediately â€“ so the lack of formal qualifications didnâ€™t entirely preclude him from being able to function in the role to some extent.
Itâ€™s more about perceptions though for the business’s/council’s â€“ because perceptions really do matter.
The perception those fabrications created, left a lasting impression that heâ€™s a fraudster, a charlatan, an inventor of fairy tales who tells tall stories â€“ making his continued tenure impossible because of the negative fall out of being in anyway associated with a deliberate fraudster. Â Read more »