By Prof. David Clutterbuck
Recently I was deeply honoured to be welcomed onto the Royal New Zealand naval base just outside Auckland, with a traditional Maori welcome, a powhiri.
It was a deeply humbling experience and an introduction to a perspective on hospitality, which has been largely lost in our urbanised societies.
The ceremony starts with a traditional welcome by a woman, at the door of the Marae (the meeting house). Having taken off our shoes and been ushered in to the Marae, we are seated on a bench, facing the host community.
What happened next was quite extraordinary and something I will cherish forever. Read all about my experience in this month’s edition.Get your copy here: $4.99 per issue
or 1 year subscription for only $49.99
Order the Worldwide Coaching Magazine in print: click here