Culture & Leadership – Hancock’s A Case Study

How investing to improve crew culture and frontline leadership is benefiting forest manager Hancock Forest Management NZ In 2012 Hancock’s health and safety performance had plateaued.  The company had already invested in improving systems and processes.  However, Hancock’s recognised they also needed to invest in improving the culture and leadership of the organisation. At this point, Tawera Nikau from Team …

OSFA - Learning Styles - No Way

OSFA? When It Comes to Learning Styles – No Way!

Disclaimer:  The only place OSFA should be used is on a clothing label (and even then it’s questionable). In our experience, it is the opposite that is true:  One size fits one. Take Learning and Development for example.  Participants on any programme (face to face or online) will come with a variety of preferred learning styles.  Some learn using visual aids; …

Lean into Change

Lean into Change

My family has a long history with motorbike racing.  My grandfather was pretty famous in his day as both a rider and a gifted mechanic.  So from a young age, my cousins and I were riding on the motorcycle tanks of some amazing vintage bikes.  (Certainly not something we’d be doing these days!)  As we grew older we were gradually …

The Importance Of Culture In Education

Strengthening any student’s sense of belonging in an educational institute can only serve to further equip them to succeed. For indigenous cultures around the world formal education has had no place in their history. Furthermore, educational institutes were developed to give people the skills and knowledge they would need in the world. Surely, these encompass an understanding of self, heritage …

Autumn Analogy

It’s autumn here in New Zealand and everywhere it seems our fauna is displaying those beautiful autumn hues of gold, amber, copper and crimson reds. Trees use sunlight combined with water, chlorophyll and carbon dioxide to create oxygen and glucose.  This process, known as photosynthesis, gives the tree the food it needs to grow. During autumn the tree recognises the …