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SIERRA VALENTE

November 27th, 2019

For Sierra Valente, Sales Executive at the Walshe Group, the communication tools offered by the Think on Your Feet® course led to increased confidence when speaking with clients and dealing with customers. What were you looking to achieve? Initially, Sierra and her boss chose the Think on your Feet® course at IMNZ as a way […]

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SWEE HAN LIM

November 27th, 2019

When funeral director Swee Han Lim from Davis Funerals took on his new role as branch manager, he knew his management skills were not going to be enough to lead a team effectively. “I knew how to manage, but I wasn’t sure how to be a leader. That’s how I felt on the first day […]

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CHRISTINE MCGINTY

November 27th, 2019

It was a big step for Christine McGinty when she took on the role of fire risk management officer. Excited, but apprehensive about making the shift to management, Christine knew she would need specific, professional training to prepare for her new position. IMNZ’s two-day Team Leader Essentials course appealed to Christine because she was brand […]

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Being Brave Never Stops

August 15th, 2019

  Trust me, I am not having a Mel Gibson/Braveheart moment, but reflecting today on a series of meetings and conversations I have had over the last two weeks, it strikes me that a pivotal part of leadership and business operations is an element of being brave.   In a dictionary context brave means “to […]

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How to Calm Down

July 17th, 2019

  Nobody really knows what the future of work looks like but recognising the value and respect you have for the people around you will ease your way, writes Jane McCarroll. She outlines her personal strategies to keep calm.   The rise of AI promises incredible rewards but the unrelenting pace of the new technology […]

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Getting to Leadership Greatness with IMNZ’s ACCELERATE Advanced Leadership Programme

July 17th, 2019

  Leadership development that works is a vital component to long term business success, says Christine Wattie.   Leadership is the number one people issue in New Zealand organisations with only a minority of companies saying their pipeline is in good shape[1]. And, when asked, few people can think of a truly great leader they […]

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Kindness in the workplace is cool

July 17th, 2019

  What happens when we put kindness at the centre of our leadership?    My mother has always taught me that you’ll get more bees with honey than you do with a big stick. And, I’ve always operated with a spirit of kindness and paying it forward.  What happens when we put kindness at the […]

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The Leadership versus Management Debate: What’s the difference?

May 6th, 2019

  All too often, people confuse leadership and management. Many believe managers have staff, whilst leaders have followers. Both require similar qualities, including technical and interpersonal acumen, but these are not synonymous. We investigate the difference.   You are a great manager. You meet your targets. You’re friendly and easy to work with.  You’re technically […]

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Let’s talk about our feelings.

April 30th, 2019

“Helping employees improve their mental health is a good investment for employers because mental wellbeing of workers is good for everyone and enhances personal and organizational resilience, and success,” Jane McCarroll writes. Life isn’t easy for everyone. Not all of the time anyway. There are times when some of us are overwhelmed and desperate. Sadly, […]

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I need my team to be more creative and innovative. Why doesn’t it work?

April 8th, 2019

Psychological safety is the fundamental requirement for people to be able to be creative, innovative and take risks. Patricia Bossons looks at what a coaching environment can do to promote this.   Under what circumstances do people learn best? How do we create a positive learning culture? When is it safe to be creative and […]

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Be Human. Be Kind. Be Both.

March 25th, 2019

In a world of selfies, status updates, emojis and self-promotion, leadership grounded upon kindness sounds revolutionary. We need more of it, writes Jane McCarroll.   I love the early months of a new year. It is the time when we set our aspirations for the year ahead. It is a clean slate and anything seems […]

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