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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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The Learning Cafe | November 2015

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On November 25, 2015

Richie, Dan, Jake. What an outstanding campaign was designed and executed by our men in black.  They played the long game, were clear about their goals, united in purpose, drilled in the skills, kept their focus, coached and supported each other… and won back to back World Cup titles.  Nothing you don’t already know but something that we’re proud to...

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From Vision to Values: The Importance of Defining Your Core

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On November 23, 2015

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in business is that managing a hyper-growth company is like launching a rocket — if your trajectory is off by inches at launch, you can be off by miles out in orbit. In other words, when moving quickly, it’s important to make sure you’ve got a firm foundation in place and a...

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Lead at your best

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On June 14, 2015

When we think of leadership, we often focus on the what: external characteristics, practices, behaviour, and actions that exemplary leaders demonstrate as they take on complex and unprecedented challenges. While this line of thinking is a great place to start, we won’t reach our potential as leaders by looking only at what is visible. We need to see what’s underneath...

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The Learning Cafe | December 2014

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On December 15, 2014

As we approach another set of New Year resolutions, leaders need to be thinking about their goals, strategies and tactics for enabling their people to reach new levels of performance in 2015. Your Goals: Who are you trying to change? What observable actions will let you know you’ve succeeded? Your Strategy: What are the emotions you can amplify, the connections...

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How do you know a workplace literacy and numeracy programme is delivering a real return?

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On September 17, 2014

Look at the numbers. The evidence is in. Workplace programmes that take a ‘business learning’ approach to raising literacy and numeracy skills deliver measurable gains in business performance. The latest accolade for a client of The Learning Wave – a Highly Commended for Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts in the Skills Highway category at the 2014 EEO Trust Work & Life...

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The Learning Cafe | August 2014

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On August 5, 2014

The number on the speedometer isn’t always an indication of how fast you’re getting to where you’re going. You might, in fact, be driving in circles, really quickly. So many organisations are measuring so many things, it can be easy to get confused about what high levels of performance, productivity or profitability actually mean – and how to improve these...

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The Learning Cafe | July 2014

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On July 1, 2014

Achieving amazing results really quickly the first time you try some difficult new task or sport or hobby is often another phrase for getting lucky. Someone needs to get lucky, and it might even be you, but relying on your luck is not a sustainable strategy. Becoming good in the long run at something is more often the result of...

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