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In this Kōrero Kaipakihi: The skills and experience an employee over-50 can bring to a role, free access to the Harvard Business Review, and new business books!

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In praise of older workers

In this Wellington City Libraries business blog; we celebrate the older kaimahi (worker), why employers shouldn't overlook this segment of the workforce, and the skills and experience an over-50 can bring to a role.

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Accessing the Harvard Business Review

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) has long been a popular business magazine.
Wellington City Libraries offers HBR in both hard copy (magazine) format and online via our databases.

In this blog we will show you how to access both.  All you need is a current Wellington City Libraries account.

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New books

Leadership is overrated : how the Navy SEALs (and successful businesses) create self-leading teams that win

by Mefford, Chris

An award-winning pair of executive consultants reveal why to be successful, businesses need self-leading teams, not just good leadership.

Despite the countless seminars, courses, and management books designed to hone good leaders, over 79% of employees leave their jobs due to poor leadership. Why is this happening? Award-winning executive consultant Chris Mefford and retired, high-ranking US Navy SEAL trainer Kyle Buckett argue that organizations need more than just leaders. They need successful teams. (Adapted from catalogue)

Surf when you can : lessons in life, loyalty, and leadership from a maverick navy captain

by Crozier, Brett

Inspiring lessons learned from a lifetime of honor, service, and leadership from Captain Brett Crozier...Crozier made the decision to try to protect his sailors by pleading with his superiors for help when COVID-19 swept through the vessel. Two days later, he was relieved of command.

Now, Crozier reflects on his life, career, and commitment to doing the right thing in a book that celebrates the power of kindness, the importance of teamwork, and the value of standing up for what you believe in. (Adapted from catalogue)

Business news

Wellington Airport kicking off Lyall Bay and Rongotai revitalisation projects


Wellington Airport is taking big steps towards revitalising the Lyall Bay and Rongotai precincts with new food and beverage outlets and construction of a new Airport Emergency Services Centre to start soon. Learn more.

Cruise industry expecting 'biggest season we've had'

The New Zealand Cruise Association says 54 ships will visit in the upcoming season, 12 more than last summer. Around 350,000 passengers are expected with more than 1000 port visits, starting in 10 days. Learn more.

'Over half a million Kiwis ready to switch to car subscriptions'

Recent research from YouGov reveals well over half a million Kiwis plan to ditch their own car and move to a short term rental model in a bid to have more flexibility around the choice of car they drive, and when. Learn more.

Do you understand your customers? 

This NZ Entrepreneur article looks at the significance of customer engagement for a business. Learn more.

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