The Learning Cafe

Experiment with Organisational Change Before Going All In

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On June 14, 2015

by John Beshears and Francesca Gino Think about the last time you considered introducing a significant change in your enterprise with the intention of improving organisational effectiveness. Maybe you were contemplating a change in employment policies such as flextime or one in customer-facing processes such as a new billing system. You likely studied the proposed change in detail, discussed it...

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Lead at your best

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On June 14, 2015

When we think of leadership, we often focus on the what: external characteristics, practices, behaviour, and actions that exemplary leaders demonstrate as they take on complex and unprecedented challenges. While this line of thinking is a great place to start, we won’t reach our potential as leaders by looking only at what is visible. We need to see what’s underneath...

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How centered leaders achieve extraordinary results

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On June 21, 2012

Executives can thrive at work and in life by adopting a leadership model that revolves around finding their strengths and connecting with others. OCTOBER 2010 • Joanna Barsh, Josephine Mogelof and Caroline Webb For the past six years, we have been on a journey to learn from leaders who are able to find the best in themselves and in turn...

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Survey shows employees want more workplace training

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On June 19, 2012

In a happy marrying of priorities, three quarters of employees would be keen to undertake more workplace training, while four out of five HR professionals are making staff development a key focus this year. A three-year research project commissioned by Middlesex University’s Institute for Work Based Learning among an average 4,300 workers per annum revealed that a huge 74% felt...

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Social and workplace learning through the 70:20:10 lens, by Charles Jennings (www.702010forum.com)

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On June 12, 2012

Source: http://charles-jennings.blogspot.co.nz/2011/08/social-workplace-learning-through.html There have been millions of words written and spoken about ‘informal’ and social learning over the past few years. In fact, if a martian had just arrived on earth and strayed into a meeting of learning and development professionals or into a learning conference, or even picked up a professional journal, he would logically assume that these were...

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Business people

Ten tips for successful business networking

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 14, 2012

Article provided by The Learning Wave – a New Zealand leadership development organisation providing management education and training. Keep in mind that networking is about being genuine and authentic, building trust and relationships, and seeing how you can help others. Ask yourself what your goals are in participating in networking meetings so that you will pick groups that will help...

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Work/life balance: tips and techniques

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 27, 2012

Thomas J. Denham, Careers in Transition LLC Article provided by The Learning Wave – a New Zealand leadership development organisation providing management education. These are typical signs of work/life balance gone amuck: Feeling that you are merely trying to get through the day. Barely making it to the end of the week and feeling completely exhausted by the time you...

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