Honing your Cultural Intelligence

September 14th, 2018

There is increasing evidence to show that incorporating cultural intelligence into your business strategy can make a significant difference in all facets of your business or organisation, including bottom lines. By Shireen Chua.

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What is “organisational life” and why is it important for us to understand it?

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 takes place at our place of work where we interact with groups and is distinct from what takes place in other groups we are part of. […]

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Setting the scene for 2019 – 6 tips for building creativity and innovation  

September 11th, 2018

    I love the beginning of a year. It’s a great chance to set the scene for what I aspire to learn and achieve in the coming year. We’re sharing the lunch room with robots and AI is everywhere – which got me thinking, as a human, what can I dial up to best […]

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Learner Case Study- Jenna Neam – Winner of the 2018 AECOM/IMNZ Young Leaders Award

September 5th, 2018

We were thrilled to catch up with Jenna Neame this July. Jenna won the prestigious 2017 IPWEA Young Leader Award and part of her prize was gaining a place on the IMNZ breakthrough leadership ACCELERATE programme. We sat down with Jenna this month to ask about her thoughts on the programme and how she’s implemented […]

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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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Why burnout is killing your business

August 21st, 2018

  The biggest threat to building an engaged workforce in 2018 is employee burnout. Despite being so common, many managers are not aware of why it happens or how to keep it from happening. Imagine a problem affecting 95 per cent of all businesses. A universal problem, so common that everyone in any career is […]

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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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Career Education: A Tool to Address the Future of Work

July 18th, 2018

What did you believe the future was going to look like when you were a teenager? Catching the future before it changes seems to be the only solution to the conundrum of understanding what the future of careers will look like. Generations past probably faced many similar questions in the 50’s and the 60’s following […]

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Soft skills have never been so important.

July 3rd, 2018

The #1 priority for talent development in 2018 is training for soft skills.*   Command and control manager-led teams are out, and collaborative, self-organised teams are in. We cannot rely on the robots because they do not have soft skills. Without soft skills we’re literally up the proverbial.. Here are some of the soft skills […]

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Meet Sasha Lockley

May 16th, 2018

Sasha Lockley is passionate about people, their potential being unleashed and putting authentic leadership at the top table. That’s music to our ears at IMNZ because we are all about discovering the secrets to new managers developing into strong leaders, so we were excited to sit down with Sasha and hear about her inspiring leadership […]

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The Future is Agile. What Agile leadership means to me.

May 14th, 2018

   Let us start with the C-word. Collaboration. Or should I say c-words; connectors, communicators and coaches are what is needed to lead us through the increasingly diverse organisations and dynamic times which lie ahead. At this stage we can expect to spend at least some of our working lives doing jobs we have never […]

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Meet Ted Zorn

April 5th, 2018

Humility and following his instincts are just two of the traits that Dr Ted Zorn from Massey University says have guided him to becoming not just a manager but an effective leader. Here at IMNZ we’ve been talking to some of New Zealand’s most inspiring leaders, and we were excited to hear what Dr Zorn […]

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