Finding The Right Formula
Jan09

Finding The Right Formula

By Kate Pierson Aside from the physical foundations which are required to build a school, an educational institution is also made up of fundamental values and principles. A holistic education is the product of these principles and values if they are honoured by teachers who support these philosophies. Academic Colleges Group (ACG) Strathallan preschool, school and college in South Auckland is no exception to this constitutional...

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The Core of Learning
Jan09

The Core of Learning

By Sandy Galland National standards are a reality, and could be great; but as we all know, insanity is about doing more of the same and expecting a different result. CORE Education is active across New Zealand bringing a variety of tailor made e-learning approaches to learners of all ages. A component of its work is the provision of teacher development, tools, strategies and training. Core national facilitator in ICT PD, curriculum...

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Loss Of Context
Jan08

Loss Of Context

Pete Burdon is managing director of Media Training NZ, a company specialising in training business people and niche groups how to communicate with the media. He can be contacted at info@mediatrainingnz.co.nz or viawww.mediatrainingnz.co.nz Many business leaders get into trouble in media interviews because they assume they are like any other conversation. Often these people are great communicators and competent speakers, but they are...

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Family Affairs

By Melinda Collins   To love and to cherish, ‘til death do us part – it’s a nice sentiment. But marriage, both matrimonial and commercial, takes time, effort and good old fashioned hard work. Taking the boardroom to the bedroom can shake the foundations of even the strongest unions. Get it right however, and the combo can pay off for the company and perhaps the marriage. Married and working together for 16 years, William de Ora...

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Avoiding Pitfalls On The Success Ladder
Jan08

Avoiding Pitfalls On The Success Ladder

By John Treace I have been part of many business turnarounds in my career, and in all situations I have noted the errors consistently made by sales management, all of which negatively impact team morale and sales. Here are seven of the deadly sins of sales management: 1 Conflicts with marketing We have all heard of the traditional conflict between sales and marketing. The sales team says the product is priced too high or not what the...

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Show Me The Money
Jan07

Show Me The Money

Late nights, weekend work, big results… but you’re still on the same salary you were two years ago! When it’s time to talk pay there’s a number of things employees need to do to present the best possible case. By Bridget Gourlay Be prepared Firstly, go in prepared. Felicity Ryan, founder and CEO of Ryan Recruitment says to bring in evidence of the hard work you’ve done. For roles where you actively bring money into the company, such...

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