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How to establish a Learning Culture in the Workplace

By |2020-07-24T10:46:15+10:00July 24th, 2020|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, Schools, Short Courses, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training, Workshops|

It’s one thing to say that you want to be a business or organisation with a learning culture, but to actually see it cultivated is another story. This requires the acceptance of particular attitudes, values and practices that support ongoing learning. Training is a key part of the process when it comes to establishing a learning culture. Learning serves to expand thinking, open minds and encourage individuals to reinterpret their world. Peter Senge identified five disciplines of a learning culture that contribute to building a vibrant and healthy learning culture. Personal Mastery: Cultivate an environment where individual goals are valued and achieved through partnership with the employee and the organisation. Mental Models: The idea that people’s perception of their environment shapes their decisions and behaviour. Shared Vision: Encourage teamwork and sharing by collaboratively setting goals and planning objectives. Team Learning: Valuing group conversation and thinking skills so [...]

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Realising the Benefits of Training

By |2019-09-27T13:03:43+10:00April 17th, 2015|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, Resources, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Training|

Training is a vital way to keep up to date with new technology, trends, and skills, as well as improving staff motivation and overall business functions. Through training you ensure that you are being resourceful, running the business effectively, and creating staff who are assets to the organisation. If you are considering implementing training within your business/organisation or wondering why it is necessary, here are some valuable benefits as to why training is worthwhile: Business Benefits Despite the size or type of a business, training can impact its effectiveness. Research shows that in a business where training is valued and implemented, productivity increases. Staff who receive training can be up to 230% more productive than those who do not experience training. (Source: Smith A., 2001, Return on Investment in Training: Research Readings, NCVER, pdf - 359K) Higher productivity can affect the entire business, allowing it to expand and increase market share. [...]

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Never Give Up: Part 1

By |2019-09-27T13:04:17+10:00October 22nd, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

You've heard it before...NEVER GIVE UP! But how does one practically keep going when the odds seem against them? Explore the facets of giving up and the potential rewards of sticking through the difficult times... What’s this to do with business anyway? Some will ask – “What’s a heading like this got to do with business? The answer is - everything. One of the largest network marketing organisations in the world has a tape, which they give to their employees and agents entitled “Never Quit”. The essence of the message on the tape is that if you don’t quit, you’ll make it. That should be the quote displayed on every businessperson’s desk. When you think about it, if you never quit you will make it. Many people in business have quit or have felt a failure simply because they did not believe they could succeed. They lacked faith in themselves [...]

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Plan for Success

By |2019-09-27T13:04:17+10:00October 20th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

“Now, Work Your Plan”  Early in my career, I was told, “Most people have a business plan, but the problem is they don’t work their plan.” The same may be said of New Year resolutions. How many promises did you make to yourself and on how many of them will you follow through? One major problem is sometimes too many goals are set. Another issue may be the one goal is so dramatic it would consume all of your time to achieve. In fact, it may be so huge, it becomes overwhelming. At this stage, not only will you not work on this idea, but the state of overwhelm will prevent you from achieving your other simpler goals. For example, if you wanted to get known nationwide this year, you would have to undertake major public relations strides to accomplish this. It would entail speaking everywhere you could, demonstrating your [...]

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Networking is Simple!

By |2019-09-27T13:04:32+10:00August 8th, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Networking is such a big topic with so many juicy tips and hints! We can't resist giving you one more blog post full of different stories, hints and tips for you to become the best net worker you can be! Never eat lunch alone! In 'The Pursuit of Wow!', management guru Tom Peters advises managers never to eat lunch alone. He reasons that there are 49 working weeks in a year and, after subtracting some holidays, you are left with 225 lunches per year. That, says Peters, is 225 opportunities to network and develop relationships with colleagues and clients. Of course, his calculations don't even include power breakfasts - 'a new opportunity for networking', says Peters.   How to mingle Networking at events, whether business or social, can be fulfilling and produce the desired result when done well. Here are some guidelines, with thanks to Ivan Misner, author of 'Networking [...]

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