Top 8 Leadership Skills Required by Today’s Managers According to a report by Harvard Business Publishing[i], the eight key capabilities leaders need to handle today’s complex business landscape include acting strategically, managing complexity, and promoting employee engagement. The report also puts emphasis on personality development, especially on adaptability and resilience. Lack of important skills in [...]
Top 10 New Zealand Supervisory Skills Supervisors in New Zealand have the difficult job of bringing the best out of their staff. Though it sounds simple, this requires a unique set of skills. According to Indiana University Bloomington, the role of a supervisor includes goal setting, decision-making, time management, delegation, and communication.[i] But that is [...]
What Are the Top Ten Supervisory Skills Required in New Zealand?
Top 10 Required Business Skills: Having the capability to work cohesively in teams, using effective communication skills, and analytical and problem-solving abilities are highly desirable skills in employees; a report by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture says.[i] Apart from sector-specific skills, and basic computer knowledge, graduate recruiters believe the following skills to be “very [...]
What Are the Top Ten Business Skills Employers Want in New Zealand?
Positive psychology teaches us that if you improve the lives of your people you’ll improve the organisation’s performance. When people are happy, positive and resilient, organisations are healthy, stable and profitable. HR professionals know that if employees are disengaged with the company culture and lacking in motivation and spark, they’re likely to be thinking about [...]
Look After Your People and You Look After the Business
PD Training recently analysed the levels of investment in professional development training (non IT) during the past 18 months by clients belonging to the “government” sector, which included local, state and federal agencies across New Zealand, and identified this sector concentrated the bulk of their spending on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training courses and certifications [...]
Your company’s motto is ‘learning that people remember’. Do you see this as a problem with a lot of corporate training? …ie perhaps there is a lack of ‘learning transfer’ once the student is back in the office – what is learnt simply does not get applied and therefore it gets forgotten? How can this [...]
Using Personality Profiling Tools to Improve Training Results
70:20:10; its guaranteed mediocrity at best. For those L&D professionals among us who want to help their businesses, and be invited to the next senior management strategy meeting, please stop preaching this stuff (if you haven’t already). If my research serves me correctly, this model is based on some rather loose research that suggests ‘this [...]
Why 70:20:10 is Guaranteed Mediocrity – at Best!
How to Align your Learning and Development Plan to Business Goals Set by Management
Technology now allows us to learn in a much more comfortable and effective way. The benefits of classroom learning are obvious, but to further those benefits, we can now combine digital and online media to classroom training. Companies that continue to stick to traditional methods of training employees are not taking advantage of their increasingly [...]
Why Organsations in Auckland Should Implement Blended Learning Solutions
Executive assistants perform various types of work in a day and, therefore, need various skills to become successful. If you are a personal assistant looking for self-development, then participate in Foundation Skills for PA’s and Executive Assistants delivered by pdtraining in Christchurch and other cities in New Zealand. Personal assistants need to manage, organise, schedule, [...]
Even if your job profile does not involve working in a team, you need to interact with others to complete your tasks. Use Foundation Skills for PA’s and Executive Assistants by pdtraining in Dunedin, Christchurch, Hamilton and other cities in New Zealand to develop skills as a personal assistant. For job satisfaction and increasing opportunities [...]
Selling may seem simple, but it involves knowing the psychology of customers, communicating, presenting, overcoming objections, and more. You can build on existing skills in selling by joining Sales Training Course delivered by pdtraining in Auckland and other cities in New Zealand. More sales can be made if sales professionals can guide customers appropriately towards [...]
The Seven Steps of Selling – Sales Training Course in Auckland