The 1, 2 3 of Profitable Workplaces

Profitable workplaces start with talent. 1.  Recognise your talent strengths To get the most out of your employees, (and yourself) you need to know each person's peak performance zone (PPZ). What is a PPZ? The PPZ is where your areas of competence (skills, knowledge and abilities overlap with what energises you at work. ...

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Mindfulness - the new must do mystery

Mindfulness seems to be the new "The Secret." Everyone is talking about, "it is just about being more mindful." Approving heads nodding in agreement around the coffee table or at networking events.  Mindfulness is often spoken in the same breath as wellbeing, resilience, happiness and the good life, it seems that eve...

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How is "Extended DISC" different from "DISC"?

Many people find it surprising that no one owns "DISC".  It is a theory that was originally developed in 1928 by William Moulton Marston.  The DISC-model is in public domain and there are a few companies that have created their proprietary DISC assessments. This blog covers these main points: "Work role" vs....

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Stress

Bill (not his real name) is a highly skilled motor engineer. He has spent many years tutoring at a well known technical institute and is widely respected by his peers.
We cannot disclose where he is located, but some 12 months ago he decided that he would apply for a managerial position with a large new car franchise as the remuneration off...

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Communicating your Wellbeing Strategy

Visual Reminders - New Zealand telecoms company ihug wanted to communicate to its young Gen Y workforce, who said in a staff survey they needed to feel valued and suffered "email overload" with 50-100 each day. The company had recently experienced significant growth but also the high staff turnover common to the industry. ihug put n...

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