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Succeeding at Succession

The HR Industry Benchmark Survey Report 2019 released in November identified that succession planning was a challenge for 16% of respondents – well behind leadership development, culture change and change management. But for those facing the issue, it can be their greatest challenge. We were with a friend in the […]

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[EP 25] The Learning Ladder – Unlocking you and your team’s potential

Learning can be hard, but it’s the key to unlocking your own and your organization’s potential. In this podcast episode, Mike and Ryan share their insights around learning and give advice on how to learn effectively. They discuss what learning is exactly, what the stages of learning are, why learning […]

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Cultivating Purpose

We had a robust discussion about “Start With Why”, the simple but powerful model that Simon Sinek made famous (listen to his TED talk) I was leading the debate for the cynics by asking why we should start with why. I lost the argument. Being clear about purpose and values […]

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[EP 24] Franceska Banga on Being a Woman in Business, Pushing Boundaries, and Personal Courage

In this podcast episode, Ryan has the pleasure of interviewing Franceska Banga, or Frank as we know her. Frank is a recipient of the Officer of New Zealand Order of Merit Award, is the former Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, and has held board roles […]

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[EP 23] The no bulls**t approach to fitness, health and wellness

“We’ve reached peak wellness. Most of it is nonsense.” This is the title of a recent article by the Outside group and the topic of this podcast episode. Ryan is joined by Milena Cooper, head of digital at the Breakthrough co, and they discuss how people can achieve a real […]

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[EP 22] Get F’d

In this week’s podcast episode, Ryan challenges you to get F’d – yes, you read that right. It’s not what you might think though. This episode is all about attitude, and how you can change your life by changing your attitude. Ryan discusses three distinguished zones of attitude: The Frustrated […]

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[EP 21] Sharn Rayner on Entrepreneurship, Hiring the Right People, and Mental Health

In this week’s insightful podcast, Ryan has the pleasure of interviewing Sharn Rayner, founder and former owner of business strategy and HR consultancy Pod, which is now part of AdviceFirst. Her work has always been people and performance centric, and she is a passionate advocate for removing the stigma around […]

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[EP 20] The All Blacks Business – On-Field Leaders

In this week’s podcast, Mike and Ryan discuss one of New Zealand’s most successful and beloved organizations: The All Blacks. While most don’t associate a rugby team with business, the All Blacks are very much a business organization, whose product happens to be a sport. Their unparalleled success over the […]

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