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Leaders Toolbox | How Listening Makes You a Better Leader

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 25, 2018

David Bowie by Gareth Evans The word LISTEN contains the same letters as the word SILENT. ~ Alfred Brendel Pisssst. Listen up! Good leaders are good listeners. They know they can shape organizational culture simply by listening. They know that listening to and respecting others builds working relationships and that relationships make things work. In short, they know that listening...

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Leaders Toolbox | The Trick to Creating Superstar Employees? Think of Them as Superstar Employees.

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 25, 2018

In 1963, a pair of researchers named Robert Rosenthal and Kermit Fode assigned a dozen psychology students an experiment: Train rats to solve their way out of a maze. Rosenthal and Fode told half the students that they would be training “maze bright” rats, selectively bred for their exceptional maze-running prowess, and the other half that they had on their...

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The Learning Wave Breakfast Event – Futurism

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On April 19, 2018

We had a fantastic start to the day yesterday with Dr Michelle Dickinson presenting at our Breakfast Event.  There is more to come when we share key points of the session however here is a teaser “Under the theme of ‘Re-wiring Our Future’, what we heard most clearly were messages that included ‘Take risks: if you win, you will be...

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CSC Managing Safely Programme

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On March 16, 2018

Our CSC Managing Safely Programme is well underway within both our client organisations and our nationwide public programmes.  Here is some learner feedback. “It has taught me that health and safety is not just about ticking boxes, but getting people engaged and constantly reviewing systems and what is really happening on sites”. “It wasn’t being told, it was sharing experiences”....

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Commitment to clients

  • Posted by learningwavenz
  • On March 8, 2018

Despite having a shattered heel our Organisational Development Specialist Kirsty Diamond was determined to facilitate the 3-days of workshops she had designed for senior managers at one of our key clients. A great example of our team living one of our core values of Inspire, where inspirational behaviour by Kirsty has led to her doing whatever it takes to deliver...

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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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