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Leaders toolbox – Five things the best leaders do everyday

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On February 23, 2017

“Who got caught being awesome?” That’s the question Alex Charfen, CEO of Austin, Texas-based training and business consultancy Charfen, asks his employees every morning at 9:17 a.m., during their daily huddle. Charfen started this practice because he recognized that as happens at other rapidly growing companies, his employees weren’t being properly recognized for their hard work and achievements. Rather than sit back and...

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Leaders toolbox – Four ways to keep employees motivated and productive

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 15, 2016

In a startup, productivity is the lifeblood of the company. Unlike enterprise level corporations where there can be a little more flexibility, startups have concrete milestones that must be met in order to succeed. Getting work done and meeting deadlines is critical and at a startup you have much more at stake. Often, management will try to increase employee productivity...

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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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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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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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