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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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Flexibility, Inclusivity, and a Sense of Purpose

February 24th, 2019

We’re living and working in interesting times. We have five generations in the workforce at the same time. Our organisations need to thrive in our globalised market place and have never been so diverse culturally. We’re also grappling with the impact and effect robotics and automation are having on our workforces. AI needs to exist […]

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#Bullyfree: Why Being Uncivil is Wrong.

February 11th, 2019

There is a big difference between working in a robust workplace where people can be upfront with each other, comfortably engaging in constructive conflict, and a workplace with a pattern of incivility, Jane McCarroll explains. Bullying used to be passed off as old-fashioned authority. We did what we were told, kept our mouths shut and […]

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