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Martyn McKessar

Learning | Moving from a compliance culture to a leadership culture

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 4, 2012

by Martyn McKessar, November 2012 Health and safety has been in the news a lot lately. Earlier this year the Safer Workplaces report by the Independent Taskforce found the number of people who sustain workplace injuries in New Zealand each year would fill Eden Park four times over. Our workplace safety record is four times worse than Britain and twice...

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Development | The Productivity Payoff From the Corporate Lattice

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On November 25, 2012

by Molly Anderson   These days, going to work increasingly means “I’m about to dive in and get something done,” rather than “I’m about to go to the office.” Work is happening in coffee shops, at the kitchen table, even while we wait in line. (I once cleared my inbox waiting 2 hours in line at an amusement park and...

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The Learning Wave | Changing the face of the home healthcare industry

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On November 21, 2012

The Learning Wave has been working with Pacific Homecare since 2011 and seeing great results with many staff being able to achieve NZQA qualifications following their participation in the “Pacific Pathways” literacy and numeracy programme.  See our article featured in the NZ Herald: To read the full article, click here The Learning Wave – a New Zealand leadership development organisation...

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Learning | The Brain-Based Boss: Adding serious value through employee engagement.

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On November 19, 2012

By unleashing the secrets of the brain in the workplace, leaders will be able to develop an engaged and high performance workforce. Author and Learning Wave Associate Terry Williams, has written ‘The Brain-Based Boss’ to help all leaders, from those who work at the coal face to those at senior management level, to achieve thoseobjectives. It’s being published by Thomson...

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Development | Social Media’s Productivity Payoff

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On November 18, 2012

by James Manyika, Michael Chui, and Hugo Sarrazin How’s this for counter-intuitive? Social technologies — the software and services that make it possible to show off your vacation pictures to all your Facebook friends and follow your favorite team tweet by tweet — are not just giant time sinks that keep your employees from getting their work done. On the...

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Martyn McKessar

‘Soft’ skills the key to productivity

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On November 8, 2012

NBR | Friday, 9 November 2012 by Martyn McKessar, Director, The Learning Wave A recent study by the Committee of Auckland found that employers believed it was more important for their staff to have non-cognitive or “soft skills” such as enthusiasm, drive, work ethic and professionalism that to possess cognitive, or competency based skills, that can be taught relatively easily...

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Learning | The coming collapse of average managers and employees

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On November 4, 2012

by Michael Schrage “Whip your thoroughbreds.” That’s the phrase I kept hearing from Jack Welch-era high potential managers hurtling up GE’s global hierarchies. Brutally simple and simply brutal, this Welchian aphorism disproportionately drove top management behavior. The company found it got far greater value working its best people harder than by pushing its multitudes of “better than average” managers to...

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Homebased care provider achieves top results with staff through unique learning programme

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On October 28, 2012

Homebased health care provider Pacific Homecare has had great success with the introduction of a Literacy and Numeracy (LN) based skills development programme designed to help staff improve service delivery quality to clients while working on their personal growth. In 2011, knowing that they needed to develop their staff, Pacific Homecare enlisted the help of learning and development company The...

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