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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Are you Surviving or Thriving?

August 14th, 2019

  Thriving can only occur when you have a relatively full tank and sometimes, says Jane McCarroll, that can feel aspirational all by itself. She offers ideas on how to fill your own personal tank and thrive. Surviving or thriving? Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference. Basically, I think it is the lens we […]

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Negotiating Successfully at Work: 3 Tips You Need to Know

August 12th, 2019

  You have a job offer and you have a choice; will you negotiate or not? If you decide not to, and another colleague negotiates a $20,000 increase for the same job, over the next five years they will be paid $100,000 more than you. Negotiation skills matter. Over the last decade I’ve worked with […]

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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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Battling Burnout. A Guide for High Achievers

July 3rd, 2019

  Is it possible to love your work and find joy in it without burning out? How can your business support you?   Do you love your job and pride yourself in going that extra mile? Are you the person everyone turns to get things done? Do you achieve extra-ordinary business results and say “Yes” […]

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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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10 Reasons Why Your Best People Quit

April 22nd, 2019

By understanding why our great people leave, we gain insight into what could make them stay, writes Jane McCarroll. I’m all about unlocking effort and making things easy. Please let me explain. Externally, I want my organisation as be as easy as possible to work with and work backwards from my customers’ experience in all that I […]

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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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Building Personal Productivity

March 11th, 2019

All we have is now, says Jane McCarroll. She outlines the personal things she has learnt to do to ensure that she is as productive as she can possibly be.   Time is precious. And we’re always looking at ways to be more productive in what we do with it. The need to ensure and […]

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