The Learning Cafe

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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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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Managing Safely

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On September 28, 2017

We have partnered with Construction Safety Council, NZTA, and ACC in the development and design of an innovative and refreshed Managing Safely programme. Our first public programme is running in Auckland starting on 30 October. If you have five or more team members that you would like to attend please contact us directly, we are also able to upskill your...

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Diversity and inclusion

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On September 6, 2017

Here are some key messages and insights from our Diversity and inclusion breakfast event last week. Key messages Keys to success Start with data and measurements – you need to understand the metrics of your company to understand your workforce and track progression. Link your diversity & inclusion journey to your business case – this way initiatives will support your overall business direction. Diversity and...

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