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The Learning Cafe | December 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 14, 2017

Modern laziness  The original definition of lazy was about a person who avoids hard physical work. Too lazy to dig a garden, too lazy to organise a working bee or too lazy to clean the garage. The modern lazy person also avoids emotional labour. This is the laziness of not raising your hand to ask the key questions, the laziness...

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Food for thought | Generation Z vs Millennials: The 8 differences you need to know

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 13, 2017

Generation Z vs Millennials: The 8 differences you need to know Eight pivotal differences between Millennials and Generation Z that will impact organizational structure, workplace communications, employee training, and more. The next generation hungry to enter the workplace is Generation Z. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Generation Z (the post-Millennial generation) makes up 25 percent of the population. (Read...

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Food for thought | How To Respect Your Own Time

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 13, 2017

How To Respect Your Own Time Busy is the mantra of this generation and it’s not a good thing. With time becoming an increasingly precious resource, it’s worthwhile thinking about how to protect your own time. And it starts with respect. If you respect your time, others will follow suit. Here are some golden rules to help you feel more...

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The Learning Cafe | October 2017

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On October 2, 2017

How to fix the buffet line I was MC at a wedding last month.  The meal was a buffet, and there were 80-plus hungry guests of all ages to feed.  The line was moving slowly – so I got thinking, how do I fix the buffet line? I managed how people entered the line. By asking table groups of wedding...

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Food for thought | Adopt a “two hour” rule and generate a great return on your investment!

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On October 2, 2017

I’ve adopted a “2-hour rule” based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it’s had the highest ROI of anything I’ve done Some of the most famous intellectuals and scientists spent time doing nothing but thinking. The author decided to implement a two-hour rule: just thinking with no distractions for two hours a week....

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Food for thought | Ten ways to actually, finally improve company culture

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On October 2, 2017

There are endless truisms about the importance of company culture — so many that the idea of a strong culture has become a cliché. We often just nod our heads and move on. But it matters. So how can we put flesh and blood on the idea to make it more than just a nice saying? How can companies embody...

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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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