AMANDA WOLAK

December 5th, 2019

Think on Your Feet® teaches you to focus on key issues, better organise your ideas and answer hard questions with confidence. When BNZ bank Planning Manager, Amanda decided to seek out professional development, she found what she was looking for at IMNZ. Why did you choose IMNZ for your training? IMNZ provides a Think on […]

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SWEE HAN LIM

November 27th, 2019

When funeral director Swee Han Lim from Davis Funerals took on his new role as branch manager, he knew his management skills were not going to be enough to lead a team effectively. “I knew how to manage, but I wasn’t sure how to be a leader. That’s how I felt on the first day […]

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CHRISTINE MCGINTY

November 27th, 2019

It was a big step for Christine McGinty when she took on the role of fire risk management officer. Excited, but apprehensive about making the shift to management, Christine knew she would need specific, professional training to prepare for her new position. IMNZ’s two-day Team Leader Essentials course appealed to Christine because she was brand […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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