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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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Leaders Toolbox | Satya Nadella: The C In CEO Stands For Culture

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 13, 2017

In this excerpt from Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, Satya Nadella frankly assesses the culture he inherited when he took over in February 2014, how he set out to fix it, and explores his own mistakes along the way. The CEO is the curator of an organization’s culture. Anything is...

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Leaders Toolbox | Diversity and inclusion: Rewriting the rules for marketing

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 13, 2017

Diversity and inclusion: Rewriting the rules for marketing When it comes to diversity in marketing, we’ve come a long way—but we still have a long way to go. Marketing has a unique role to play in rewriting the rules on diversity in business. Numerous studies show that diverse teams deliver superior results. For example, recent research found that inclusive teams...

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Leaders Toolbox | 7 brilliant ways to start any presentation

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 13, 2017

7 brilliant ways to start any presentation “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”-Plato When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience’s attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc., and author of “Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get...

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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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Leaders toolbox | How to make your one-on-ones with employees more productive

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On October 2, 2017

One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? How can you make the meetings more productive and collaborative? What do you need to change as the manager and what do...

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Leaders toolbox | Five of the worst sales questions

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On October 2, 2017

As a business owner, I have been asked a lot of questions by well-intentioned salespeople. In my time coaching and mentoring people, I have also heard these same questions pop up quite a lot.  In most cases the people who ask these questions don’t really understand why, in many cases, they actually aren’t great questions to ask. Of course they are asked with...

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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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