Category Archives: performance

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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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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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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Are you thinking about the future of work?

There is no doubt the workplace is changing dramatically.  Here a few things you need to know about the changing nature of work. Increasingly workers are Telecommuting, and communicating with managers, co-workers, customers and partners using Skype, Google chat, Yammer, … Continue reading

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The value of good data in assessing our performance

At the beginning of any project or strategy, we take time to set our goals and performance measures. The performance measures are important as they will reveal whether we are successful at delivering on our goals or not. When setting … Continue reading

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From training person to personal trainer

Following on from Jess Suter’s PR tips, Christopher Barrat gives the community a few more pointers for a more consultative approach to training. If learning and development professionals want to have a real impact on their businesses then there is … Continue reading

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Learning kindness

I recently read Ann Kerwhin’s, The Philosophers Column in the HERDSA news. Her topic was kindness, particularly educating for kindness.  She pointed to Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor, and  their book, On Kindness (2010) where they observed that wealthy productive … Continue reading

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