All Posts by Blake Gwilt

Interpersonal Skills – The four interpersonal styles

Often described as ‘people skills’, interpersonal skills are used to communicate and interact with people and are a fundamental skill for everyone. They are skills we can hone and incorporate into our way of being that assist us in countless areas of our daily life. While some people come across as having been born with great […]

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Outplacement – Are you ready?

We’ve all heard the terms before; Restructure, redundancy, down-sizing and RIF (reduction in force).  These events can quickly mutate from jittery whispers into fear and paralysis as employees begin to seek answers and obtain some form of assurance during times of workplace disruption and uncertainty. For a Manager, restructure or downsizing can be a very […]

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Change Impact Assessment

What is a change impact assessment?A change impact assessment is a series of steps that you go through to assess and analyse the impact of a proposed organisational change. Change needs to happen if an organisation wants to deliver on its vision and thrive in today’s fast-paced, global economy. Change enables organisations to drive results more […]

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Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations – Five steps to dealing with difficult conversations between Manager and Employee

The need for difficult or courageous conversations with individual employees often crops up for Managers.    Common examples of causal factors include personality clashes within the team, a poor attitude, tardiness, workplace bullying, a difference of opinion, conflict between employees, substandard performance or communication breakdown.   The key to addressing and overcoming these obstacles is […]

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People Management Series Part 1: Square Employee, Round Job Role? Round off their Edges with Effective Performance Conversations.

Every manager has, at some time or other, had at least one ‘problem’ employee who simply doesn’t fit (square peg, round hole).  This is someone they inherited, recruited (only to find the employee who shows up to work is not the one they recruited!) or someone who started with a bang and then lost momentum. […]

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2016 L&D Programme of the Year Award

GROUND CONTROL TO L&D – the theme for the 2016 National Conference of the New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD) Conference, paralleled the musicality of the unforgettable David Bowie, who through a variety of music outputs, stayed forever true to the quality of his music. This very same ethos applies to today’s L&D […]

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