May 20
2013

David and Mark awarded Gold level Kirkpatrick certification

David Dewhurst and Mark Harris have become Kirkpatrick Certified at Gold level. This was awarded as a result of their application of Kirkpatrick Four Levels® in an extensive Leadership Development Programme at Stockton Alliance, a mining company's on New Zealand's west coast. David and Mark have been working with their 120 leaders over the past three years. In May 2013, they presented their case study findings at Australian Training and Development's International Conference in Melbourne.
 
To find out more about Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Gold Level Certification, click here.
Apr 22
2013

Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Programme

In June, GMD Partnerships will deliver the world renowned Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Programme - Bronze Level to a maximum of 16 Learning & Development and Human Resource professionals.

http://kirkpatrickevaluation.eventbrite.co.nz/#

Apr 01
2013

Leading Change

 

  • Understanding how employees interpret change and then choose to act can have a major impact as to whether the change initiative sticks

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/The_irrational_side_of_change_management_2335

Apr 01
2013

Leading Change

 

  • Encouraging managers to become better change leaders through developing their ‘softer skills’…

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Developing_better_change_leaders_2959

Apr 01
2013

Executive Briefing

 

  • Strong listening skills can make a critical difference to the performance of senior managers…

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/The_executives_guide_to_better_listening_2931

Aug 28
2012

Teamwork: delivering high performance

  • Here at GMD Partnerships, we use the Table Group’s tools and frameworks to help facilitate high performance with our clients. Table Group’s Pat Lencioni’s latest book The Advantage is a must read, showing how leaders at every level can communicate better, provide clarity on what’s expected and so encouraging organisational health.
  • Key concepts from the book can be found here:

http://www.tablegroup.com/advantagemodel/org-health/?tab=summary

Aug 28
2012

Teamwork: encouraging creativity

 

  • Encouraging creativity can be a challenge for an operational, results driven time. This article suggests practical ways to encourage creativity. It goes without saying that a leader needs to be trusting of their team members’ creativity and ideas!
http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Sparking_creativity_in_teams_An_executives_guide_2786

 

Jul 31
2012

Executive briefing: Becoming more strategic

  • In age of uncertainty, there’s value to be gained in the organisation’s senior team spending more time on strategy.
  • This article provides practical tips for executives to develop their own strategic capabilities

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Becoming_more_strategic_Three_tips_for_any_executive_2992

Jul 31
2012

Executive briefing: Getting feedback

  • It seems the more senior you become in an organisation, the more difficult it is to get authentic and constructive feedback.
  • This article has some useful suggestions on how to get that feedback

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Top_executives_need_feedback--heres_how_they_can_get_it_2852

Jul 31
2012

Leading in the 21st Century

 

  • Interesting article on the professional and personal challenges faced by six global leaders – all grappling to lead effectively in an age of uncertainty
  • See the article from McKinsey Quarterly:

 

http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Leading__in_the_21st_century_2984

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