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How to be a Highly Valued Employee

Heather Grace. 21 March 2017, 7:19 am
How to be a Highly Valued Employee

If you would like to be a more highly valued employee and reap the rewards of that (get promoted, earn more money, help your organisation be more successful) please read on.

Many years ago, back in the 1980s, I remember a sign that was hanging in my manager's office. It said:?

"People who never do anything more than they get paid for,?

will never get paid for anything more than they do."

This message has stayed with me throughout my career and has been a valuable reminder to me a…

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People Disrupt Processes: Adopt a "No Dickheads" Policy

Heather Grace. 15 March 2017, 6:58 am
People Disrupt Processes: Adopt a "No Dickheads" Policy

Talent is not everything. Our sports teams have found this out the hard way. Some of our national teams, now have a "No Dickheads" policy.

What do we mean by a "Dickhead" and how do you spot one?

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Do you have Knowledge, or Wisdom?

Heather Grace. 15 February 2017, 6:42 am
Do you have Knowledge, or Wisdom?

The other day I saw a slogan on the side of a truck, which said: "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad." My immediate reaction was amusement, I might have even laughed out loud. Then I thought about it and realised how profound it was. And how relevant it is to us, as members of this "knowledge" economy.?…

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Volunteering abroad - what's it like for tech professionals?

Kalena Jordan. 02 February 2017, 7:01 am

Jared Linnell is a Victoria University graduate who just returned from ten months volunteering with Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.? He told Kalena Jordan about his t…

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This week's ITP update

Paul Matthews. 02 December 2016, 4:25 pm

It was a big planning week for ITP, with various board planning sessions for 2017, a new President and Deputy President, first face-to-face meeting of the full new ITP Board, various ministerial meeti…

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This week's ITP update

Paul Matthews. 25 November 2016, 4:38 pm

In this week's update from ITP, the leaders of 12 of the largest tech bodies come together to work on election policy advice, heaps of those with CITPNZ go through the Breadth of Knowledge test, and d…

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Why Tech Companies Fail: Sales and Marketing

Heather Grace. 23 November 2016, 6:25 am

If you are a regular reader of TechBlog you will have recently read about the five top reasons why tech companies fail. In that blog we explored the Us and Them Syndrome and identified the warning sig…

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Why Tech Companies Fail

Heather Grace. 21 November 2016, 6:58 am

There are many reasons given when a tech company fails. Some of the quoted reasons are real, others are simply poor excuses.

When you delve deeper, past the media spin and the stakeholder frustrat…

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This week's ITP update

Paul Matthews. 18 November 2016, 3:35 pm

In this week's update from ITP, the Government's ICT (ur, Cloud) Marketplace, and taking some of the sector's concerns about education changes to Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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This week's ITP update

Paul Matthews. 11 November 2016, 10:00 am

In this week's update from ITP, new Cyber Security and Testing quals possibly on the cards, student projects, and a big welcome to our new Corporate Partners.

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World Conference on Computers in Education Issues Call for Papers

ITP staff. 10 November 2016, 9:26 am

The world's largest conference exploring the use of technology in education, WCCE 2017, has issued a Call for Papers, inviting potential speakers to submit papers around the theme: "Tomorrow's Learnin…

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