Working with Future Leaders

December 18th, 2018

Jane McCarroll offers tips and strategies to help your interns be successful and to help you develop your own leadership skills at the same time. My career started in retail. I studied at night, and worked in a music store by day. I was quickly promoted to manager and looking back at my early career, […]

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Productivity is About Changing Habits

November 26th, 2018

  I had the pleasure of catching up with Ali Tocker from Tocker Associates recently. Tocker is a new member of the Skills family too, and it specialises in leadership development and all aspects of strategic planning and have been supporting workplace teams, leaders and managers in New Zealand since 1997. When organisations are at […]

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Finding those Adaptable, Critical Thinkers

October 30th, 2018

A 2018 LinkedIn report on talent development has found that the number one priority is training for soft skills. In the age of automation, maintaining technical fluency across roles will be critical, but the pace of change is fueling demand for adaptable, critical thinkers, communicators, and leaders. Jane McCarroll highlights some key trends in the […]

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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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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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Developing the Leadership Capability of our Entrepreneurs

June 30th, 2017

Useful, thought provoking and practical.  These are three key insights that recent graduate Mark Rocket has taken away from his studies in the IMNZ ACCELERATE Leadership Programme. In February 2017 Mark was enrolled in the ACCELERATE Leadership programme which is aimed at leaders who what to achieve the next level of success in leading individuals, […]

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The Learning Business

June 2nd, 2017

Executive/Management Education Human Resources managers and academics know that developing our people is one of the best ways to achieve company objectives and to create a competitive advantage. Globally, companies realise that the effort one puts into people development leads to better engagement, better productivity, commitment and higher levels of staff retention. Despite this, development […]

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