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COVID-19 Tips for Managers and Leaders

March 23rd, 2020

As part of IMNZ, we partner with Instep – a leading provider for mental health support in the workplace. They are working with us to create a series of useful guides and tip sheets to help staff and leaders get through these difficult times. COVID-19 and Tips for Coping with Uncertainty It’s important to look […]

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ALERT LEVELS 2 & 3 ON COURSES

March 17th, 2020

At IMNZ, we are closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation and its impact on our learners. Our top priority, as always, is the health and safety of our students, which is why we are putting robust processes in place. This blog post provides you information on courses, the impacts on you and what your options […]

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

March 9th, 2020

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

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How to Cope with Imposter Syndrome

February 4th, 2020

What do David Bowie, Serena Williams, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep have in common? At some point in their lives, they have all suffered from Imposter Syndrome. Kathryn Dorgan, a clinical psychologist based in New Zealand describes Imposter Syndrome as a belief that “despite your achievements, experience and talent, you’re ultimately unqualified for what you’re […]

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Andrea McDowell

January 15th, 2020

Whether you’re new to finance or just need a refresher, this finance for non-financial managers course will give you the confidence you need to master the fundamentals. Consultant Andrea McDowell had never been interested in finance and certainly didn’t see herself as a “numbers person.” She would avoid tasks that involved finance and had very […]

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AMANDA WOLAK

December 5th, 2019

Think on Your Feet® teaches you to focus on key issues, better organise your ideas and answer hard questions with confidence. When BNZ bank Planning Manager, Amanda decided to seek out professional development, she found what she was looking for at IMNZ. Why did you choose IMNZ for your training? IMNZ provides a Think on […]

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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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