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Successful Managers are Great Communicators and More

Heather Grace. 13 March 2017, 7:06 am
Successful Managers are Great Communicators and More

What does it take to be a successful manager? Great communication skills will be a good start - in fact, this is vital. Setting a good example may be useful, but there are pitfalls with this approach. Understanding the individuals in the team is essential. All of these things come in addition to the industry and product knowledge you must have. Talent alone is not enough. To be a successful manager you need more attributes than you ever realised. Today we look at some of these.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 10 March 2017, 1:51 pm

"If you have nothing to hide of course you'll have nothing to fear." Having said that, you might want to change your password, tape over your webcam iris and leave your phone behind at important business meetings because the CIA is on to you.

Plus, is now a good time to watch TV? Yes, yes it is.

And it's game on for the gaming industry which is raking in the revenue.

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Wellington? What a capital idea

Paul Brislen. 08 March 2017, 7:00 am

Hat's off to whoever thought up the LookSee campaign to lure tech workers to New Zealand. With over 11,000 applicants in the first 24 hours, New Zealand tech is on the world map.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 March 2017, 1:00 pm

Who knew security could be so complicated? And as for cloud-services, who knew they could get taken down? And as for tech, who knew social media companies would be valued at such a high rate?

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Frustration by Design

Heather Grace. 13 February 2017, 6:54 am

If only 4% of projects fail because of technical matters, what actually causes project failure?

Heather Grace takes a closer look.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 10 February 2017, 4:54 pm

The Privacy Commissioner is making so bold suggestions for the future of our privacy. Spark is looking at buying TeamTalk but what does that mean for New Zealand's peering exchanges? And Peter Thiel m…

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New Zealand continues to lag in R&D spending

Paul Brislen. 09 February 2017, 7:33 am

New data from the OECD shows New Zealand lagging well behind the average when it comes to spending on research and development and the lack of tax incentives puts us at odds with the rest of the world…

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UFB2 contracts awarded - 700GB/month per household by 2020

Paul Brislen. 26 January 2017, 9:34 am

The government has awarded contracts for the second wave of Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) fibre to the home project that will extend the reach of fibre to 85% of the population.

The extension project …

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Tech Service Communication Pitfalls

Heather Grace. 26 January 2017, 5:00 am

Customers need help from time to time. Over the telephone, on site, via email, web conference and chat. The most efficient way to get technical help to customers is to have the technical people commun…

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New Year - New Fear? Or do we just need to do things well?

Heather Grace. 24 January 2017, 5:00 am

Here we are at the beginning of another New Year. As usual we have the doom and gloom merchants analysing the year that was and trying to forecast the year to come. Creating uncertainty and fear about…

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Selling to the public sector from the NZ-owned digital and technology perspective

Victoria MacLennan. 13 January 2017, 9:54 am

NZRise members have recently been enthusiastically discussing "10 of my secrets?on how to sell to the UK Public Sector" by Mary McKenna, a Tech Entrepreneur and Investor from Ireland.

Cross posted …

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