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The Learning Economy

September 20th, 2018

A 2017 study delves deeply into corporate education and the learning and development that organisations are offering their senior and middle managers. It also looks at what those managers actually want in terms of learning and development. Human Resources managers and academics know that developing our people is one of the best ways to achieve company objectives […]

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What is “Organisational Life” and Why is it Important to Understand?

September 11th, 2018

The disconnect between our jobs and what constitutes organisational life frequently comes up as a subject in management development, leadership development and executive coaching. Organisational life is what happens at our place of work where we interact with groups, and is distinct from what takes place in other groups we are part of. Groups can […]

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The launch of the 4-day week

August 22nd, 2018

Working fewer hours and being paid more sounds extremely enticing and most would jump at the opportunity. This year, Perpetual Guardian announced that the company is trialling a four-day work week, whilst continuing to pay employees for five days. I had the opportunity to meet Founder Andrew Barnes recently to get a better insight. He […]

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Leveraging New Skills

July 18th, 2018

New Zealand’s largest industry training organisation is committed to giving its industry groups the best possible technical and commercial skills to grow their businesses, their industry and New Zealand. Skills Group, the purchaser of the Institute of Management NZ (IMNZ), can boast some very impressive statistics. Skills has a 25-year history, is New Zealand’s largest […]

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Meet Danu Abeysuriya

April 5th, 2018

Leadership success can be measured in a myriad of ways, and Danushka Abeysuriya from Rush Digital says the measure of success that makes him feel most accomplished is when one of his team leaves the business. And this was just one of many surprises that Abeysuriya shared with us here at IMNZ when we sat […]

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The call for servant leadership and the need for followership

March 25th, 2018

It makes sense that without followers there can be no leaders.  Likewise, without a high performing team, a leader can’t be successful.    As more and more Millennials enter the workforce, they’re not interested in following someone because they have a grandiose title, corner office, or long tenure – that’s more likely to garner distain than […]

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