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Leader of YOU!

It’s a new year, has anything changed?

At the beginning of every new year in our recruitment business we are interested in what has changed. What skills will our clients be looking for in their employees in 2019.

In the world of big data and HR analytics there is now a plethora of research and reporting, identifying and presenting both the hard skills and soft skills in demand.

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Sir Paul Callaghan had what we all need – GRIT

As i write this blog the documentary Dancing with Atoms, a tribute to Sir Paul Callaghan is being released. I heard the filmmaker Shirley Horrocks speak about the making of it and about the remarkable and interesting person he was. Tragically Sir Paul passed away in 2012 and for those of us in the New Zealand food industry we are often reminded of him through Callaghan Innovation, the governments agency supporting tech innovation and its support of NZFIN, the Food Innovation Network.

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Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Learning How to Be More Aware

You might picture someone who never lets his temper get out of control, no matter what problems he’s facing. You might think of someone who has the complete trust of her staff, always speaks kindly, listens to her team, is easy to talk to and always makes careful, informed decisions.

These are qualities of someone with a high degree of emotional intelligence.

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Learn to vary your thinking style and become a better contributor to the team

The 6 hats for all the thinking angles. We all have a dominant thinking style which means at work we normally approach situations and new ideas from the same perspective. Jane Perdue discusses Edward de Bono’s suggestion that there are six thinking styles describing them as coloured hats.

Imagine the difference if you could learn to think differently, how could that assist your team? What impression could you make? What results could you achieve?

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