The Learning Cafe

Team Member to Team Leader: The pitfalls and strategies to ensure a smooth transition for the employer

  • Posted by Elysia Arnold
  • On August 21, 2018

  As a nation, us Kiwi’s underestimate the complexities and challenges of the transition from being part of a team to leading a team. We often find ourselves having to deal with the fall out of either putting the wrong person into a role, or not supporting them effectively to make the transition. This causes all sorts of challenges for...

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Don’t forget the donut!

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 10, 2018

Don’t forget the Donut!   This video is from our recent breakfast event where Dr Michelle Dickinson shared a story to illustrate that it’s not all about achieving the goal. We need to remember that it is the mix of individuals within our teams that makes our businesses unique. Futurism – Don’t Forget The Donut! from The Learning Wave on...

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The Learning Wave Breakfast Event – Futurism

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 19, 2018

We had a fantastic start to the day yesterday with Dr Michelle Dickinson presenting at our Breakfast Event.  There is more to come when we share key points of the session however here is a teaser “Under the theme of ‘Re-wiring Our Future’, what we heard most clearly were messages that included ‘Take risks: if you win, you will be...

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CSC Managing Safely Programme

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On March 16, 2018

Our CSC Managing Safely Programme is well underway within both our client organisations and our nationwide public programmes.  Here is some learner feedback. “It has taught me that health and safety is not just about ticking boxes, but getting people engaged and constantly reviewing systems and what is really happening on sites”. “It wasn’t being told, it was sharing experiences”....

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Commitment to clients

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On March 8, 2018

Despite having a shattered heel our Organisational Development Specialist Kirsty Diamond was determined to facilitate the 3-days of workshops she had designed for senior managers at one of our key clients. A great example of our team living one of our core values of Inspire, where inspirational behaviour by Kirsty has led to her doing whatever it takes to deliver...

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The Learning Cafe | December 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 14, 2017

Modern laziness  The original definition of lazy was about a person who avoids hard physical work. Too lazy to dig a garden, too lazy to organise a working bee or too lazy to clean the garage. The modern lazy person also avoids emotional labour. This is the laziness of not raising your hand to ask the key questions, the laziness...

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The Learning Cafe | October 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On October 2, 2017

How to fix the buffet line I was MC at a wedding last month.  The meal was a buffet, and there were 80-plus hungry guests of all ages to feed.  The line was moving slowly – so I got thinking, how do I fix the buffet line? I managed how people entered the line. By asking table groups of wedding...

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Managing Safely

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On September 28, 2017

We have partnered with Construction Safety Council, NZTA, and ACC in the development and design of an innovative and refreshed Managing Safely programme. Our first public programme is running in Auckland starting on 30 October. If you have five or more team members that you would like to attend please contact us directly, we are also able to upskill your...

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