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Leaders Toolbox | Why effective leaders must manage up, down and sideways

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 3, 2017

Most of the leadership advice aimed at senior functional managers is how to build, align, energize, and guide a world-class team. This is a challenging task in its own right, but we all know it isn’t the whole story. Leaders, even those in the C-suite, must also extend their influence upward and horizontally. Organization theory suggests that managing upward and sideways is good...

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Food for thought – Why diverse teams are smarter

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On February 23, 2017

Striving to increase workplace diversity is not an empty slogan — it is a good business decision. A 2015 McKinsey report on 366 public companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry mean, and those in the top quartile for gender diversity were 15%...

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Leaders toolbox – The fine art of being a great boss

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On September 26, 2016

I was a lousy boss. There, I said it. Don’t get me wrong. I was a pretty effective executive by any measure. I got the job done. I was just a little tough on the people side. OK, maybe more than a little tough. I was highly demanding and not as empathetic as I might have been. C’est la vie. The...

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Learning | Moving from a compliance culture to a leadership culture

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 4, 2012

by Martyn McKessar, November 2012 Health and safety has been in the news a lot lately. Earlier this year the Safer Workplaces report by the Independent Taskforce found the number of people who sustain workplace injuries in New Zealand each year would fill Eden Park four times over. Our workplace safety record is four times worse than Britain and twice...

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Development | The Productivity Payoff From the Corporate Lattice

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 25, 2012

by Molly Anderson   These days, going to work increasingly means “I’m about to dive in and get something done,” rather than “I’m about to go to the office.” Work is happening in coffee shops, at the kitchen table, even while we wait in line. (I once cleared my inbox waiting 2 hours in line at an amusement park and...

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The Learning Wave | Changing the face of the home healthcare industry

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On November 21, 2012

The Learning Wave has been working with Pacific Homecare since 2011 and seeing great results with many staff being able to achieve NZQA qualifications following their participation in the “Pacific Pathways” literacy and numeracy programme.  See our article featured in the NZ Herald: To read the full article, click here The Learning Wave – a New Zealand leadership development organisation...

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Learning | The Brain-Based Boss: Adding serious value through employee engagement.

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 19, 2012

By unleashing the secrets of the brain in the workplace, leaders will be able to develop an engaged and high performance workforce. Author and Learning Wave Associate Terry Williams, has written ‘The Brain-Based Boss’ to help all leaders, from those who work at the coal face to those at senior management level, to achieve thoseobjectives. It’s being published by Thomson...

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