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How to talk to your team after a crisis

  • Posted by Elysia Arnold
  • On March 20, 2019

When an event as catastrophic as the recent Christchurch terrorism attack on March 15th occurs, we are all impacted. The people in your workplace will be feeling a range of emotions. You can help simply by using a process that will enable them to talk about how they feel and find ideas for ways the team can help each other...

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Government Proposal – Tertiary Education Commision. What does this mean?

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On February 15, 2019

On Wednesday, the Government put forward a proposal to shake-up the Tertiary Education system, ensuring that vocational learning delivered in this country is done in a way which supports the needs of industries. Our CEO Richard Moxon has put together a helpful summary that helps highlight the key parts of the proposal. We believe this bodes really well for NZ...

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Transforming Workforce Show Reel

  • Posted by Elysia Arnold
  • On November 12, 2018

Thanks to those who attended our Transforming Workforce event recently.  If you missed it, check out the video for a brief recap.  If your looking for a solution … give us a call, we’d love to help. Transforming Workforce Event October 17 from The Learning Wave on Vimeo.

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Throwing and catching | Pete’s top reads of the month

  • Posted by Elysia Arnold
  • On August 30, 2018

  Some years ago we learned an important lesson about juggling: Tossing the ball is much more important than catching it. If you’re good at throwing, the catching happens easily and you can keep more balls in the air without dropping them. We spend a lot of our time at work in catching mode. In dealing with the incoming emails,...

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The Learning Cafe | August 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 3, 2017

How much does a tonne weigh? It’s common practice to describe a heavy object in tonnage. But no one has any idea how much a tonne is.  We can lift a kilogram block of cheese so we have an idea what a kilogram weighs.  As we can’t lift a tonne of anything by ourselves it becomes such an abstract concept. ...

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The Learning Cafe | February 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On February 23, 2017

Not if, but when. You and your team have already given up on carrier pigeons, telex machines and you’ve probably no longer got any typewriters at work. The software and smartphone apps you’re now using have probably improved your productivity, your accounting and even aspects of your decision making as an individual or as an organisation. My guess is that...

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Leaders toolbox – Four interview questions to see the truth in every candidate

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On February 23, 2017

I want to become a better interviewer. In fact, I’m quite obsessed with it at the moment. The irony of this is that for the longest time, I placed little or no value whatsoever in the practice of interviewing … I honestly didn’t think it was that important. I was wrong. As I talked about in my last blog on this subject,...

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