Tag Archives: Skill

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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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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Learning with unlearning

The real voyage of discovery is not seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.  Marcel Proust After I acquire new eyes, what do I do with the old ones?  Ramon Soto-Crespo, paraphrasing Freiderich Nietzsche “Sometimes I’ve believed as … Continue reading

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Projects and Will Rogers

  “If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.” Will Rogers (1879-1935) I couldn’t agree more. Projects need the leader to be intrinsically involved through out. It … Continue reading

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So you want to be a better coach, manager and teacher?

The answer may well lie with Google.  Suprised?  Well, Google have undertaken an extensive programme to discover what knowledge, skills and attributes their managers need to support employees performance.  The project was code named Project Oxygen, I suppose to breath … Continue reading

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Are you developing these 11 skills in your students, staff or players?

Back in 2009 I found this article by Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman. They have a weekly column in US News giving all sorts of good advice to students and parents.  In the articles Lynn and Jeremy identify 11 skills … Continue reading

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There will always be storms, know how to sail your ship.

(For someone close to me who is starting off in worklife – Diana) This wise advice I found on a sign in a store in Kennebunk Port Maine. It reminds us that we need a skill set that will serve … Continue reading

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