Retention with Intent

May 21st, 2017

Best intentions may not retain the cream of your team. Brendan Byrne looks to local and overseas trends for effective methods of retention. We’ve all seen a rising star leaving the business too soon. It hurt, and more than just financially. It takes time to build a pipeline of talent. You want it to pay […]

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Wellbeing & Achieving It

April 27th, 2017

With the fast pace of change and constant, multiple demands on our time, modern life can be a minefield of stress. The consequences of this fast-paced, high stress lifestyle are far reaching, impacting on health and wellbeing, both in our private and professional lives. Regaining and maintaining a sense of equilibrium can be a precarious […]

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Negotiating Leadership

April 21st, 2017

Close the deal by walking away. Do actions speak louder than words? Brendan Byrne looks at how physical action can influence outcomes for managers. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines negotiation as; “An act of negotiating.” How could a physical act influence a decision? Look to the example of an American-Indian tribe losing their land to government […]

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Mindfulness Moves into the Mainstream:

April 19th, 2017

Strategies for becoming a more mindful manager There’s lots of talk of mindfulness these days, as Western neuroscience collides with Eastern philosophy – in fact, you can almost hear the inhalation as they meet in the middle. And if inhaling is what you’re doing, then you’re halfway there. Mindfulness and meditation have a long history, […]

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How to building resilience at any age

February 14th, 2017

Resilience is the coping mechanism you must learn to help you manage stress.  Whatever the cause of your stress, your task is work out your personal strategies to foster the resilience which will help you through your tough times. Eighteen months ago I had a professional and personal watershed moment. It was a hugely challenging […]

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How to achieve business excellence in 2017

January 25th, 2017

Happy New Year! At IMNZ the New Year finds us reflecting on our 70 years developing leadership and executive education in New Zealand and contemplating our future. New beginnings are full of promise and time to take stock. There has never been a year where I haven’t wanted to improve my personal and professional outcomes […]

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The Changing Face of Leadership

December 9th, 2016

Leadership continues to be a major concern amongst business leaders around the world with over 89% believing it to be a priority in 2016. The last decade has seen many industries enter a period of increasingly rapid change. According to Jeff Barnes Head of Global Leadership, General Electric “There are no boundaries anymore”. With many […]

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