12 Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders
Nov02

12 Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders

    Great leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you’re working for one, but even they can have a hard time explaining the specifics of what they do that makes their leadership so effective. Great leadership is dynamic; it melds a variety of unique skills into an integrated whole. Great leadership is also founded in good habits. What follows are the essential habits...

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Five Ways to Improve Employee Morale
Nov02

Five Ways to Improve Employee Morale

    Motivation cannot be imposed from outside, like a rule! It comes from inside and, as such, to raise motivation levels among employees, the workplace needs to offer something that connects to the personal needs of individuals. This simple reality is surprisingly poorly understood by many organisations, which often tackle the problem of poor engagement and motivation levels by looking in the wrong places. Low motivation...

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7 Great Examples of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
Nov02

7 Great Examples of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

    I talk a lot about the need to make workplaces more ‘emotionally intelligent’. Of course, by that I mean having more emotionally intelligent people on your books.  But how do you assess where you stand right now? Should you be doing more? It helps to understand how emotional intelligence manifests itself in the workplace. How do you recognise EQ? Here are a few examples that you can start keeping an eye out for...

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New Zealand Is Becoming More Competitive

A global survey shows New Zealand moving up the competitiveness rankings – from 24th to 13th – during the last decade. The Global Competitiveness Index is a ranking of economic competitiveness, based on economic data and surveys of large businesses in 137 countries. This year the Index shows New Zealand ranking highly for financial market development, lack of corruption, labour market efficiency, health and primary...

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Too Many Companies Flouting Consumer Laws

A marked rise in Fair Trading Act complaints shows consumer rights are being ignored by too many retailers, Consumer NZ says. The Commerce Commission’s annual Consumer Issues report shows a 24 percent rise in Fair Trading Act complaints since 2015. Complaints about potential breaches of the act jumped from 5,489 in 2014/15 to 6,798 this year. Pricing practices, and claims about goods and services were the most common issues raised in...

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