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The Core of Learning

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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 and achievement, Jill Hammonds believes ICT opens a plethora of opportunities for students to utilise technology...

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Loss Of Context

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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 unaware that media interviews require an entirely new set of skills. How many times have you heard someone...

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Family Affairs

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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 and Louise Woodbury have outlined systems and philosophies to make the “marriage” work – personally and...

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Avoiding Pitfalls On The Success Ladder

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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 customer wants. Marketing may say the sales force is not well trained, too small, ineffective, or a myriad of...

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Show Me The Money

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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 as sales, show how much money you generate. But if your role isn’t money-generating, don’t despair. “Discuss...

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Put A Little Love Into Your Work

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Put A Little Love Into Your Work

Valentine’s Day has come and gone – you either love it or hate it! However, it’s a great excuse to express a little emotion and spread the love. We happily express love for our partners, family, friends, pets, even our neighbours…well some of them. Some people love being outdoors, some people love rugby and some people love cake – our capacity to love is extremely vast. So why is love often missing from the workplace? By Kayte John If you find yourself looking at your career and wishing you were on a path you felt more passionate and...

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Is The Boom Back?

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Is The Boom Back?

Real estate agents Barfoot and Thompson recently released their sale figures for May and the result are very encouraging. By Olly Newland “The Auckland housing market experienced its busiest May trading in nine years, with the average sales price increasing by 2.5 percent in a month to $582,285. The market showed no signs of the slowdown that normally occurs as we approach winter,” says Peter Thompson, managing director of Barfoot & Thompson. “Sales for the month at 1,165 were the highest in a May since 2003, and were 31 percent higher...

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Small Steps

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Small Steps

Sometimes it is the little things that can make a huge difference to productivity and cost savings. Each may seem like just a little adjustment, but on mass can turn your whole business around and create a working environment that is more productive and efficient. Overheads Eliminate unnecessary lighting – install motion detectors to control lighting in frequently unoccupied areas, such as restrooms and copy rooms. Keep a close watch on energy consumption – set your thermostats to a lower temperature, turn off all appliances when they’re not...

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