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, having the ability to work from home is extremely helpful. But it 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 […]


Update: IMNZ Courses POSTPONED Due to COVID-19 Level 4 Alert

March 23rd, 2020

All IMNZ training has been postponed up until the end of April as a result of the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 measures Any learners who were enrolled in training between 25 March and 30 April will be issued a credit allowing them to reschedule their training within the next six months, at no extra cost. […]


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 […]



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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Let’s talk about our feelings.

April 30th, 2019

“Helping employees improve their mental health is a good investment for employers because mental wellbeing of workers is good for everyone and enhances personal and organizational resilience, and success,” Jane McCarroll writes. Life isn’t easy for everyone. Not all of the time anyway. There are times when some of us are overwhelmed and desperate. Sadly, […]


Soft skills have never been so important.

August 22nd, 2018

The #1 priority for talent development in 2019  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 we […]


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 […]


Learner Case Study: Nicola Marii

October 11th, 2017

Nicola Marii, a Construction Supervisor at GJ. Gardner Homes committed to a Diploma in Management Level 5 through her company, because she wanted to improve her knowledge base and widen her understanding of all areas of business. What she likes best about studying with IMNZ is the flexibility. Training is broken down into two one-day […]



August 27th, 2017

Michael Lewis, NZ Post – WINNER Michael Lewis has been with New Zealand Post for 13 years in various roles, including being a postie for a week. It is this long standing dedication and commitment to New Zealand Post that has seen the northern operations manager win the Deloitte Top 200 young executive of the […]