A Chat With Andrew Barnes

September 16th, 2020

What I would tell my younger self – harnessing lessons from the past to lead into the future. Andrew is a self-made, down-to-earth, charismatic powerhouse. While he is rumoured to have spent a summer playing the guitar for a pint in local pubs in his youth, his career has seen him hold positions of influence […]


Key Takeaways from Speakers at our IMNZ Summit Event

August 27th, 2020

Now, more than ever, it is a critical time for us to all come together and play our part in the COVID-19 recovery effort – and to support our leaders and managers with the tools to help them step up in these challenging times. With that in mind, IMNZ ran a Virtual Summit Series: Doing […]


Managing a team while working from home

April 17th, 2020

How can you help your team stay connected and productive? Dealing with COVID-19 is new territory for us all and the NZ government has now instructed non-essential workers, to work from home. For many people though, working from home is a whole new experience. So how, as a manager, can you keep your people engaged, […]


Tools to Help Your Team with Working from Home

April 7th, 2020

If you’re among the many who’ve had their work-worlds flipped upside down, adjusting to the new way of working remotely can be challenging, especially if you’re leading a team. While working from home might sound leisurely, it takes strong communication, leadership and teamwork to make it work well. Enter the tools that make ‘normal’ work […]


How to Lead Through a Crisis

April 6th, 2020

In times of crisis, we look to the leaders we respect for guidance and reassurance. In your personal life, you might look to leaders like Simon Sinek, Jacinda Ardern, or David Attenborough to ease your experience of a crisis as you search for certainty and answers. In a workplace, it’s much the same – the […]


Working from home during COVID-19

March 25th, 2020

Working from home has its pros and cons While we tackle COVID-19 on a global scale, working from home is extremely helpful, but can also present some challenges. Distractions or not having the resources we need means we aren’t as productive as we could be. Not having a proper workstation or being socially isolated can […]


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 […]


How to Get Promoted: 5 Tips from an HR Manager

June 17th, 2019

  Wanting to get ahead in your career but at a loss for what to do next?    It’s not easy figuring out how to get elevated to that next step up.  Skills Group HR Manager, Anna McNicholl, put together these five strategies to help you get noticed at work and lock in that big […]


5 Tips for Managing Stress in the Workplace

May 20th, 2019

  If you’re feeling too much pressure at work, try these five strategies to manage stress better.   Shift your thinking We have all felt the physical symptoms associated with stress: the racing heart, the tense muscles. According to research, a simple shift in thinking about these symptoms may be beneficial. Instead of seeing your […]


Why mothers make good leaders

May 8th, 2019

We can only ever be ourselves, writes Jane McCarroll.  And, at some point, that has to be good enough. Recently I had the pleasure of catching up with Denise Marsh, author and IMNZ Alumni. Denise talks about her experience of coming back to work after having a baby and has some valuable tips and insights […]


Building The Imagination Economy

January 22nd, 2019

The future, says Jane McCarroll, is Agile, as we all prepare to spend at least some of our working lives doing jobs we have never done before and which don’t even exist as yet. Let’s start with the C-word; collaboration. Or should I say c-words; connectors, communicators and coaches are what is needed to lead […]



June 11th, 2017

Learn how New Zealand companies stack-up in terms of developing their staff. How do New Zealand companies compare when it comes to learning & development priorities? Do businesses see staff development as an ‘optional extra’? Is there a link between executive education and productivity? How do you retain your best people? The New Zealand Executive […]