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CEO Musings – C skills

  • Posted by Luke Sumich
  • On November 22, 2019

During the conversation at the Trans Tasman Business circle event yesterday with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the topic of the ‘C skills’ came up. ‘C skills’ being Communication, Creativity, Curiosity, Collaboration, Cooperation and Caring. I have been pondering… If these are seen as the essential (and transferable) skills needed for us to cope with the future of work effectively….: Where...

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CEO Musings – The future of work

  • Posted by Luke Sumich
  • On November 21, 2019

It was fantastic to spend some time this morning with some other New Zealand businesses where Prime Minister Ardern was discussing the future of work and our people.  Whatever your political preferences are, I think we could all agree as Kiwi’s, that a focus on the holistic wellbeing of people is a good thing. In discussing the challenges regarding the...

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People like us listen to things like this

  • Posted by Luke Sumich
  • On November 8, 2019

With the exponential impact of technology on business, how prepared are you and your organisation for the future of work? ‘How can Business Leaders make the new world of work better for people?’ This podcast speaks with two leaders at the forefront of applying AI techniques such as automation and machine learning in the business world. And asks How can...

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Book Review: Life Is So Good

  • Posted by Luke Sumich
  • On September 16, 2019

Adele Holmes one of our superstar Account Managers has written our blog post for this month. Adele shares some of her key insights and thoughts about the book ‘Life Is Good’ a memoir of George Dawson. One of the most beautiful memoirs I have ever read, George Dawson hasn’t gone out and changed the lives of many à la Nelson...

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Re-defining Literacy in the Workplace

  • Posted by Priya Prakash
  • On September 6, 2019

What do you think of when you think of literacy? The ability to read, write, spell, listen, speak…? According to the Google definition, congratulations, you are correct. These have always been considered the foundation skills required to effectively operate in the community (socially or professionally). Luckily for Google, the definition continues to include ‘having competence or knowledge in a specific area’. Why...

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Our Newest Shareholder…

  • Posted by Priya Prakash
  • On August 30, 2019

At the Learning Wave, we’ve seen incredible growth in our 14 years of existence, and we plan on continuing that growth for years to come. However, it wouldn’t be possible without the people who have joined the TLW family along the way, and inspired us to continue challenging the way organisations engage and empower their people to perform better. In...

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People Like Us, Read Things Like This….Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

  • Posted by Priya Prakash
  • On August 13, 2019

This month’s blog for People Like Us…was written by Matt – our resident technology, finance and strategy whizz! He shares with us his key takeaways and thoughts about the book Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. 1. The “pre-mortem.” Jump forward to your goal’s due date and imagine that you haven’t achieved it. What were the things that went...

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UPDATE ON THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION REFORM

  • Posted by Priya Prakash
  • On August 8, 2019

Further to our post a couple of months ago advising of the Government’s Review of Vocational Education in NZ, I just wanted to reconnect following Minister Hipkins announcement last week about the Government’s final decision on the proposed reforms.    From our seat, as our focus has always been on ensuring that any learning is relevant to our clients’ workplace and...

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