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Here you will find blogs from The Icehouse team and guest contributors with fresh content posted all the time across a wide range of topics.
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Introducing The Icehouse… Scott Turner, Chief Operating Officer

In a regular series, we are profiling key members of The Icehouse team, so our wider network of alumni, current programme and workshop participants, partners and friends get to ...

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Leaders: Are They Born or Made? Updated

This is a repost from a previous blog written by Liz Wotherspoon, Chief Executive of Growth at The Icehouse, was first published in NZBusiness Magazine in 2018 and is as ...

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Business Owner Programme and the bay of opportunities

The Bay of Plenty is sitting at the top of the current rankings for annual domestic GDP, according to figures from Stats NZ released in March 2021. ‘Boosted by construction and ...

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Leaders Exchange: The value of leadership reset and reconnection

Jo Clayton, Programme Facilitator at The Icehouse, outlines why there’s never been a better time for leaders to reset and reconnect with their businesses through The Icehouse’s

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How to Pay Yourself as a Business Owner: Updated

This is a repost of a previous blog from The Icehouse in 2019. Since we first published this article we’ve experienced COVID-19, multiple lockdowns, the introduction of wage ...

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Time to plug the gap in your skills shortage?

Any sudden change in the structure of a domestic or global economy inevitably leads to an uneven shift in job openings across industry and sector. How do you address this if ...

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The Art of Keeping Your Employees: Updated

This is a repost of a previous blog from The Icehouse in 2016. As relevant now as it was then, the points raised address today’s challenges around skills and talent shortages, ...

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Thank you to our retiring Icehouse directors

In late February 2021 we met up to celebrate the work of the three directors who retired from their Icehouse duties in 2020; namely Chris Quin, Tim Williams and Greg Tomlinson. ...

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Introducing The Icehouse... Gavin Lennox, Group CEO

To welcome in the new year, our latest profile of key members of The Icehouse team is a special one, as we focus on Gavin Lennox, our Group CEO.

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Why does your business exist?

Step back in time to ask yourself some challenging questions to help you refocus, get your purpose back on track and take your business forward.

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