The Learning Cafe

Clip of the month | I applied for Harvard, but was rejected 10 times.

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 3, 2017

Jack Ma, Chairman of Alibaba Group speaks his heart out and gives his wisdom on a range of topics.  Alibaba is one of the most recognisable names in the world of business today and is still growing very fast. Source: Being Guru. (2017). I Applied For Harvard, But Was Rejected 10 Times. Retrieved 2 August 2017 from https://www.beingguru.com/2016/09/i-applied-for-harvard-but-was-rejected-10-times/

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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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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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