The First-time Manager program builds on the time-tested secrets of The New One Minute Manager with the conversations and skills all managers need. Suitable for both experienced and new Managers. Contact us for details.
In New Zealand since1985 - providing specialist leadership and organisational development services, facilitation, trainer training and training materials
Inquire for Leadership Development at all levels - one to one, team, building trust, self, leading change, customer service, communications and motivation. Ph 0800 25 26 24 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Common Operational Leadership Challenges
Building leadership capacity at all levels of the organisation
Creating results-oriented, people-focused leaders improves performance and increases retention and morale to help deliver bottom-line results.
Developing high potentials and emerging leaders
Mentoring high-potential talent and giving them the resources and skills they need to grow into competent and confident managers helps prepare for organisational growth. Teaching emerging leaders to lead with integrity and in alignment with organisational values allows them to understand themselves and become leaders that others want to follow.
Encouraging teamwork, collaboration, and innovation
A silo mentality and structure can stalemate innovation and growth. Improving individual accountability, cultivating teamwork, and learning how to influence others enables teams of all kinds—virtual, cross-functional, and global—to ramp up on projects faster, communicate more effectively, and move to peak performance more quickly.
Creating a culture of service excellence
Outstanding customer service is a competitive differentiator and poor customer service can be broadcast in a moment via social media. Empowering employees and cultivating a customer-focused culture lead to repeat business, rave reviews, and customer devotion.
Embracing and activating change
Change initiatives require strategy, process, and communication. Re-organisations, new executive appointments, mergers, acquisitions, and downsizing are all opportunities for change management. Sustaining momentum and commitment throughout the change initiative and addressing critical issues at each phase is a critical part of leading people through change.
Keeping people motivated and engaged
Poor morale can block innovation, engagement, and discretionary energy. The key to engagement is the quality of a person’s day-to-day motivation. Creating an environment where people flourish through high motivation keeps people connected and they naturally want to contribute more.
Effective communication and high-quality conversations
Useful and high-quality conversations create and keep a connection between leaders and the frontline of the organisation. Providing guidance, support, and feedback as day-to-day problems arise improves morale and increases productivity.
Blanchard® is the global leader in management training. For more than 35 years, Blanchard® has been creating the best managers in the world, training over 150,000 people per year. From the award-winning First-time Manager / Blanchard Management Essentials program—based on the time-tested secrets of the best-selling business book, The New One Minute Manager® - to Situational Leadership® II, the most widely taught leadership model in the world. Blanchard is the expert in management training across all levels of an organisation and is the provider of choice by Fortune 500 companies as well as small to medium businesses, governments, and educational and non-profit organisations.
As part of the All-of-Government (AoG) Consultancy Services solution, New Zealand Government Procurement (NZGP) has established the Business and Finance category to offer eligible government agencies specialist advice and competitive solutions from a broad panel of experienced consultancies. Blanchard International Group New Zealand Limited is pleased to have been appointed as a panel provider in the Human Resource sub-category (Tier 3). Eligible government agencies are encouraged to contact the Consultancy Centre of Expertise to sign up to the contract to benefit from the rates and standardised terms and conditions offered through the AoG Consultancy Services solution. Further information can be found on the Consultancy Services page on the New Zealand Government Procurement website
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Our company has worked at the cutting edge of leadership and organisational development for nearly three decades, and our group is characterised by stand-out individuals who perform in alignment with the Blanchard® brand ethos and business standards.
With our background of sustainable Blanchard® brand presence in New Zealand since 1985 we enjoy a valuable depth and breadth of leadership consulting experience across the industrial, commercial and public sectors.
Our licensee company was established by Malcolm Sutherland, a developer, author and consultant in governance and strategic performance systems.By operationalising governance and strategic plans through Blanchard leadership solutions, clients were able to demonstrate appreciable results with impact. The Blanchard line quickly grew to represent a large proportion of the founding company’s business.
Across New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region, we have provided leadership and organisational development solutions to a broad range of industrial, commercial and community clients. A number of our clients have been recognised for their outstanding performance with the invitation to present their business impact stories to global audiences at the Blanchard Client Conference in the USA. These clients include the Royal New Zealand Navy, ANZ Banking Group, Farmers Trading Company, and Foodstuffs (Auckland) Limited.
Today, our experienced team provides clients with Organisational Development Consulting, In-Company and Public Leadership Development Workshops including leadership behaviour assessments, online and hard copy learning resources, and programme specific Training for Trainers.
Consistent with the approach of the global home office team at The Ken Blanchard Companies®, we focus our skills and resources to help clients be a provider, employer, and investment of choice.
Under license to The Ken Blanchard Companies®, we offer concepts and processes that have been successfully tested by individuals and organisations around the world. These leadership and organisational development concepts that resonate with people, they make sense, and they work!
We share the global Blanchard goal; to provide leadership and organisational development solutions that unleash human potential, create engaged employees and customers, and drive organisational results and profitability.
We look forward to partnering with you and your organisation on this same goal.