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It has been a stressful and unsettling time for all of us since the November 14th early morning shake. If your business or organisation is one of those affected by building closures, perhaps Wellington City Libraries can help you out with any research or information needs that you may have. If you would like to […]

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The glass wall : success strategies for women at work – and businesses that mean business / Sue Unerman & Kathryn Jacob.“Never mind the glass ceiling. In the workplace today there’s a glass wall. Men and women can see each other clearly through the divide, but they don’t speak the same language or have the […]

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Beyond measure : the big impact of small changes / Margaret Heffernan. “A powerful manifesto for CEOs and employees alike: Influential and award-winning business leader Margaret Heffernan reveals how organizations can build ideal workplace cultures and create seismic shifts by making deceptively small changes. By implementing sweeping changes, businesses often think it’s possible to do […]

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A world of difference : leading in global markets with cultural intelligence / Felicity Menzies. “Having a diverse workforce makes “A World of Difference”. Companies and organisations that have a diverse workforce benefit from increased innovation, creativity, performance and a better bottom line. However, building diverse teams in the workforce is not easy. Not everyone […]

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The network imperative : how to survive and grow in the age of digital business models / Barry D. Libert, Megan Beck, Jerry Wind.“Digital networks are changing all the rules of business. New, scalable, digitally networked business models, like those of Amazon, Google, Uber, and Airbnb, are affecting growth, scale, and profit potential for companies […]

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There was a good sized group of small business owners at Central Library last night (30th June) to hear Henry Lee from Ascendency. The event “how do you build a $1M business” took the form of an interactive workshop with attendees breaking off into small groups to discuss different topics, and then reporting back to […]

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Breaking through bias : communication techniques for women to succeed at work / Andrea S. Kramer, Alton B. Harris.“More than fifty years after the beginning of the Women’s Movement and forty years after passage of Title IX, women are still not “making it” in traditionally male careers. Women start their careers on parity with men […]

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Agile talent : how to source and manage outside experts / Jon Younger, Norm Smallwood.“How to Leverage Talent You Don’t Own – Campbell Soup Company and PepsiCo seek advice from anthropologists to understand customer tastes and preferences. Google and Intel engage experts in social science and biomechanics to assess how people think about and use […]

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How to lead a quest : a handbook for pioneering executives / Dr Jason Fox.Unlock progress through doubt and uncertainty. The biggest threat facing modern business is the sheer complexity of an uncertain future. That, and the fact that everyone is busy. Too busy for progress. Workplace cultures have become cursed with efficiency. And so […]

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Digital to the core : remastering leadership for your industry, your enterprise, and yourself / Mark Raskino and Graham Waller, Gartner Inc.“There is no simple strategic method for dealing with the multidimensional nature of digital change. Even the sharpest leaders can become disoriented as change builds on change, leaving almost nothing certain. Yet to stand […]

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