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The Learning Cafe | August 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 3, 2017

How much does a tonne weigh? It’s common practice to describe a heavy object in tonnage. But no one has any idea how much a tonne is.  We can lift a kilogram block of cheese so we have an idea what a kilogram weighs.  As we can’t lift a tonne of anything by ourselves it becomes such an abstract concept. ...

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Food for thought | Can you teach diversity and inclusion?

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 3, 2017

Training alone is rarely enough. Not when the subject matter is complex, controversial or comes packaged with a load of historically negative baggage, which diversity and inclusion does. For diversity and inclusion training to stick, it needs support, reinforcement and a firm foundation in a broader talent management strategy that includes culture, leadership and learning and development. Without the right...

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Food for Thought | Seven people issues that most organisations struggle with

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 3, 2017

Right now, I’m working in the private and public sectors, nationally and internationally. And every organization is struggling with some combination of these seven issues. Namely: 1.      Organizations don’t know how to – well – organize themselves. Their structures don’t work neither do their leadership practices. Typically I see too many people with too much to do, all reporting to one boss. That...

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Food for Thought | Adapting to the future of work

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 3, 2017

CMOs can take a proactive approach to preparing the workforce for the tremendous technology-enabled changes required to compete in the years ahead. Digital technology is having a profound effect on the human side of the enterprise, affecting where, when, and how employees get work done. The results of Deloitte’s recent Future of Work survey confirm that C-level executives view the ways in which...

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Food for Thought | Only 8% of leaders are good at both strategy and execution

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 24, 2017

In a 2013 survey of nearly 700 executives across a variety of industries, our firm asked respondents to rate the effectiveness of the top leaders of their companies. How many excelled at strategy? How many excelled at execution? The results are shown in the chart below. These responses are sobering: Only 16% of top leaders were rated very effective at...

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Food for Thought | Learners unprepared for digital age – Study

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On May 23, 2017

A new study has found that most learners in the Asia Pacific do not feel empowered to embrace the demands of the digital workplace. Microsoft’s Asia Workplace 2020 Study found that while 66% of learners consider themselves mobile workers, only 45% feel empowered by their organisation’s culture and management to work together productively and collaboratively. The study – which involved...

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The Learning Cafe | April 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 6, 2017

What’s on tonight? Just a few years ago, there were only three TV channels to watch and remote controllers were not standard accessories when you purchased a TV.  Most households had one TV taking pride of place in the living room. Back then, it was pretty common for people to continue watching the same channel all night, rather than getting...

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Food for Thought | When Your Toughest Conversations Are the Ones You Have with Yourself

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 6, 2017

Martin leads the largest division of a global company. You feel his presence immediately when he walks into a room. Not because he’s flashy or full of ego, but because he’s neither. Instead, it’s the unshakable confidence that comes from knowing exactly who you are, and the star power that accompanies a certain kind of seniority. It’s hard to imagine...

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