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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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The Learning Cafe | November 2015

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On November 25, 2015

Richie, Dan, Jake. What an outstanding campaign was designed and executed by our men in black.  They played the long game, were clear about their goals, united in purpose, drilled in the skills, kept their focus, coached and supported each other… and won back to back World Cup titles.  Nothing you don’t already know but something that we’re proud to...

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From Vision to Values: The Importance of Defining Your Core

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On November 23, 2015

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in business is that managing a hyper-growth company is like launching a rocket — if your trajectory is off by inches at launch, you can be off by miles out in orbit. In other words, when moving quickly, it’s important to make sure you’ve got a firm foundation in place and a...

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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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The Learning Cafe | December 2014

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 15, 2014

As we approach another set of New Year resolutions, leaders need to be thinking about their goals, strategies and tactics for enabling their people to reach new levels of performance in 2015. Your Goals: Who are you trying to change? What observable actions will let you know you’ve succeeded? Your Strategy: What are the emotions you can amplify, the connections...

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The Learning Cafe | August 2014

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 5, 2014

The number on the speedometer isn’t always an indication of how fast you’re getting to where you’re going. You might, in fact, be driving in circles, really quickly. So many organisations are measuring so many things, it can be easy to get confused about what high levels of performance, productivity or profitability actually mean – and how to improve these...

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