I think the College is seen as being the Tall Poppy
and NZNO is looking after the rest.
The "stand up" director easily becomes that "tall poppy
" subject to the tender--or not so tender--ministrations of a sharp--or not so sharp--scythe.
New Zealand is known for upholding the "tall poppy
syndrome" - you're vulnerable if you stand out too much - and Trish has first-hand experience of this.
This is known as the 'tall poppy
complex,' meaning that people will not succeed above the rest because they do not want to stand out and be picked on or looked down upon in that culture.
Those who do leave find themselves subject to the so-called 'tall poppy
syndrome' - resentment from fellow Australians that they are perceived as 'not good enough' - until such time as the prodigal has made a big enough reputation elsewhere to come back and be feted.
Some viewed the "cash-for-comment" situation as arising from Australia's "Tall Poppy
" syndrome, which needs to be examined to understand the unfolding of some issues in this country.
Far from cutting down this tall poppy
, we have proudly, parochially, celebrated his work in the most uncritical fashion.
This preliminary study compares aspects of validity for Carr's Motivational Gravity Scenario Scale (MGSS) and for Feather's Tall Poppy
Scale (TPS), within a reportedly equalitarian Australian work context.
Immunisation Advisory Centre education facilitator for the Midlands region Michelle Tanner won the Tall Poppy
award for her work in immunisation in New Zealand and with Rotary International on polio eradication.
We call it the tall poppy
syndrome in New Zealand, where if someone sticks their head up they get it chopped off and I just think it's so wrong for young men.
As a reviewee myself (tall poppy
, head bobbing above parapet, slightly fragile), I have a couple of self-imposed reviewing rules.
Bart Cummings is not one for fripperies or fuss, unlikely to suffer fools, never likely to be mistaken for a tall poppy
, though he might enjoy cutting down a few.
Kate has won 11 prizes and awards, her most recent being the Young Tall Poppy
Award in October this year.
This shower don't care what colour the tall poppy
is - they just want to hack it down.