The Learning Cafe

Leaders Toolbox – Good listeners ask good questions

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 15, 2016

Some people equate good listening with sitting silently, nodding, making eye contact, and, when the speaker is done, paraphrasing what you heard. But these things are only part of what makes someone feel that you heard them. The best listeners go deeper by trying to understand the substance of what the other person is saying. Doing this requires that you...

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Food for thought – The nine keys to highly collaborative workplace cultures

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 15, 2016

Work harder. Dress for success. Land the next big promotion. And whatever you do — make sure you win! Widely regarded as a universal leadership and business asset, competitiveness is being re-evaluated in light of new research that may prove it does organizations and individuals more harm than good. I recently attended the C-Suite Network Conference, and was completely intrigued...

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The Learning Cafe | September 2016

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On September 26, 2016

What’s stopping you from performing better? I have no idea if the bottom of the Waikato River is smooth or not. I know that on a calm day, the surface is like glass. One reason to lower the water level of a system you count on is to see the rocks and the sludge and the things that are there...

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Phil O'Reilly

Big skill gaps hurt small businesses

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On October 4, 2012

An interesting read for a Friday morning and great to see Marty being quoted alongside BusinessNZ. By Kerri Jackson, Business Day (Stuff), Friday 5 October 2012 The gulf between the skills of new graduates and those actually needed by employers is shaping up as the biggest hurdle for the growth of New Zealand’s small to medium enterprises (SMEs). A recent...

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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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Social media etiquette

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 29, 2012

This link is provided by The Learning Wave – a New Zealand leadership development organisation providing management education and training. This short clip by FG SQUARED and the New England College of Business and Finance provides a timely (and humorous) review of social media etiquette. FG SQUARED YouTube Clip For more informative articles on leadership, training and development please connect...

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