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Book Review: Life Is So Good

  • Posted by Luke Sumich
  • On September 16, 2019

One of the most beautiful memoirs I have ever read, George Dawson hasn’t gone out and changed the lives of many à la Nelson Mandela or Richard Branson (whose autobiographies I would also recommend), however, his world view is worth listening to. An African American man growing up in the southern states of America during the time of segregation, his...

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Re-defining Literacy in the Workplace

  • Posted by Priya Prakash
  • On September 6, 2019

What do you think of when you think of literacy? The ability to read, write, spell, listen, speak…? According to the Google definition, congratulations, you are correct. These have always been considered the foundation skills required to effectively operate in the community (socially or professionally). Luckily for Google, the definition continues to include ‘having competence or knowledge in a specific area’. Why...

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Our Newest Shareholder…

  • Posted by Priya Prakash
  • On August 30, 2019

At the Learning Wave, we’ve seen incredible growth in our 14 years of existence, and we plan on continuing that growth for years to come. However, it wouldn’t be possible without the people who have joined the TLW family along the way, and inspired us to continue challenging the way organisations engage and empower their people to perform better. In...

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People Like Us, Read Things Like This….Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

  • Posted by Priya Prakash
  • On August 13, 2019

This month’s blog for People Like Us…was written by Matt – our resident technology, finance and strategy whizz! He shares with us his key takeaways and thoughts about the book Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. 1. The “pre-mortem.” Jump forward to your goal’s due date and imagine that you haven’t achieved it. What were the things that went...

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UPDATE ON THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION REFORM

  • Posted by Priya Prakash
  • On August 8, 2019

Further to our post a couple of months ago advising of the Government’s Review of Vocational Education in NZ, I just wanted to reconnect following Minister Hipkins announcement last week about the Government’s final decision on the proposed reforms.    From our seat, as our focus has always been on ensuring that any learning is relevant to our clients’ workplace and...

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People Like Us, Read Things Like This….

  • Posted by Priya Prakash
  • On July 23, 2019

I was inspired to pick this book up for one reason – to understand the mechanics of what makes the All Blacks one of the greatest sports teams in history. It did not disappoint! There were 15 lessons, each one more valuable than the last, but here’s my golden nugget: There’s no individual glory – you succeed as a team...

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How to talk to your team after a crisis

  • Posted by Elysia Arnold
  • On March 20, 2019

When an event as catastrophic as the recent Christchurch terrorism attack on March 15th occurs, we are all impacted. The people in your workplace will be feeling a range of emotions. You can help simply by using a process that will enable them to talk about how they feel and find ideas for ways the team can help each other...

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International Women’s Day

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On March 8, 2019

Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change. Writing this blog is not what I expected to be doing with my Friday.   You see I’d planned to publish a “proper” piece about International Women’s Day today.  As Head of Sales and Marketing that’s part of my job – identifying suitable content for such occasions.  As a business where people are...

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