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  • Here at Milford, we’ve moved from being focused on employee engagement, to how we can get everyone involved in continuously improving our business. We aren’t concerned with just “how do you feel” - we’re actually getting to the underlying information that helps to strategically steer the organisation.

    “When you make it everyone's job to drive the business forward, you get more a more involved and fulfilled team. That’s what we’ve realised since using AskYourTeam.”

    Across the energy sector, there’s been a cultural shift over the last decade. At Contact Energy, that meant an overhaul of processes and leadership around health and safety. The result? A huge change in organisational culture.

    “Our people are more empowered to make their own decisions, and assess risk - without the fear of blame or judgement if things go wrong.”

    “AskYourTeam allowed Oil Intel to easily distinguish what areas employees felt needed to be improved.

    AskYourTeam enabled us to pinpoint those areas that were most important to our people”

    Read how Smith&Smith achieved better productivity and business performance by taking the guesswork out of leadership.

    “As a leader I don’t guess anymore. I know exactly what to focus on to get the biggest improvements out of my team.”

    Read how Swanndri built a more collaborative workplace and accelerated their growth curve with AskYourTeam.

    “It allows for everyone to have an equal voice, not just management or the vocal few.”

    Learn how the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce built a culture of continuous improvement with AskYourTeam.

    “It reinforces that continuous improvement is a really important part of any business.”

    Find out how Pipfruit NZ built a more confident and connected membership with AskYourTeam.

    “I haven’t found any other system that offers a more comprehensive methodology to survey our members.”

  • Wisdom from Women -New Zealand women leaders on leadership

    Tuesday, 6 March 2018

    Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day, we interviewed four inspirational New Zealand female leaders and asked them to share their views and thoughts on leadership and what makes a great leader.

    The single purpose of all leadership is people

    The single most important thing for a leader to remember is that the end of the day this is all about people. And so it behoves a good leader to understand that every single decision he or she makes will impact on a life somewhere in Aoteroa New Zealand,or in the world. 

    -Traci Houpapa, Chairman, Land Corp and the Federation of Maori Authorities


    Gratitude is the foundation for empathetic leaders

    I do feel it’s a great privilege to be allowed to lead,and people to give you the trust they will have you as their leader. And I feel a great feel of gratitude for that. And I think that keeps me open to customers,it keeps me open to staff and that keeps me very connected to the business.

    -Grainne Moss, Chief Executive, Ministry for Children Oranga Tamariki


    It’s often more powerful to lead from behind

    Leaders are not always the people at the front of the band beating the drum. Most times the leaders of the people who are at the back supporting the growth and development of those around them. So that he or she might guide and orchestrate of those strategic directions. 

    -Traci Houpapa, Chairrman, Land Corp and the Federation of Maori Authorities


    The quality of leader’s communication dictates the quality of her team’s performance

    I think the single most important thing for a leader to remember is that their team can’t read their mind. If you try to communicate with your team, you need to make sure they are understanding and if they didn’t understand something, they get something wrong or they didn’t quite do what you thought then it’s probably your fault for not communicating enough in the right place.

    -Victoria Spackman, Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Creativity


    Learning leadership will help young people navigate an uncertain future

    Many of the jobs these young women are going to do haven’t been created yet. And that’s when such things, such as leadership, such as developing resilience, risk taking, innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity and thinking they are all the key things that schools of the future need to embrace.

    -Sandra Hastie, Principal, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School


    A leader can only be as strong as her team

    A leader is best suited to their role when they recognise that their strength comes not from themselves, but from the others around them. A leader’s strength is in their team, the team’s strength is in their leader

    -Traci Houpapa, Chairman, Land Corp and the Federation of Maori Authorities


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  • Deloitte: Global Human Capital Trends 2019 Report

    An intensifying combination of economic, social, and political issues is forcing HR and business leaders to learn to lead the social enterprise - and reinvent their organizations around a human focus.

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    Diversity & Inclusion: Anonymity key to overcoming unconscious bias

    Diversity and inclusion are priorities for every HR pro today, but too often we shy away from conversations about the biggest barrier to creating more inclusive organisations - unconscious bias.

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    Deloitte: Global Human Capital Trends 2017 Report

    Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital Trends survey of leaders from around the world identifies the critical trends shaping the HR agenda.

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    Becoming Irresistible: A New Model for Employee Engagement 

    Josh Bersin, Principal with Deloitte Consulting, on why the traditional employee engagement survey - devoid of modern, actionable solutions - has passed its used-by date. 

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    AskYourTeam for Business

    We analysed the world’s top leadership models to understand what the most successful businesses have in common. Then we built an independently-verified system to help you get to the heart of how your business is doing in each of these make-or-break areas. Find out how AskYourTeam generates breakthroughs in business performance.

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    AskYourTeam for the Public Sector

    We’ve created a system especially for public sector organisations that assesses performance against the Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) and Leadership Success Profile (LSP) models. Find out how you can take your organisation from good to great with AskYourTeam for the Public Sector. 

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    AskYourTeam for Membership Organisations 

    No matter the industry or the size, all membership organisations face similar challenges around growth, retention, and nurturing active involvement from their members. Find out how you can create a voice for your members with AskYourTeam for Membership Organisations. 


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    AskYourTeam for Local Government

    In consultation with EquiP, we've developed a system especially for New Zealand’s Local Government sector. AskYourTeam for Local Government optimises the underpinning processes of the Local Government Excellence Programme. Download the ebook to find out how AskYourTeam can transform your council.

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