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Are you an inclusive leader?

This article appeared in NZLawyer magazine in April 2013. Inclusive leadership  By Diana Ayling, LLB, Chartered Secretaries New Zealand Inc The New Zealand Productivity Commission lists a number of factors affecting the attainment of productivity in different countries. Its website … Continue reading

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Attitude determines the keepers from the write offs!

I have previously written of the need to deliberately develop attitude in your team or your students. See How to get the X Factor. In this article from Steve Tobak, he identifies the very behaviours we should foster in our employees … Continue reading

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Big projects with many people are the least productive

It will come as no surprise that the larger the team, the less effective. Small focused teams are more efficient, particularly when everyone on the team is clear about the timeframe for the project, knows their role and responsibilities and … Continue reading

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Designing Business Qualifications for 21st Century Learners

Business and Skills At present there is an under-utilisation of skills, talent and expertise in New Zealand’s organisations. Just ask anyone who works in a large organisation, and they will tell you then getting people productive and performing is a … Continue reading

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I have been away from the laptop….

Hello everyone, I have been very busy with other projects and have neglected this blog. I have many more posts in the pipeline, and I sure you will be interested to read them. In the meantime you might enjoy my … Continue reading

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What would you choose? Loyalty or competence

Often in public and work life we see judgement clouded by personal loyalty. So when choosing new members of the team are you looking for competence above loyalty?  What are the consequences of choosing loyalty over competence? What do we know … Continue reading

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This is an important development in the future of work

Years ago companies discovered that since technology gave workers the tools to get stuff done anywhere, organizations could save money by tapping low cost labor markets. Outsourcing was born and along with it, it’s younger sibling and down home American alternative, … Continue reading

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