New Zealand Management

Articles from April

As I See It; One of the Leadership NZ Trust's 2011 Alumni, Russell Little Is Now Six Months into His Role as Its CEO
What are New Zealand's major challenges for 2012? The big four sustainability challenges stand out for me. 1) Our environment -- as a nation we need to be heartfelt in facing up to the environmental sustainability challenge. The land is finite in...
Big Picture: New Ideas
Byline: Ruth Le Pla We're launching a major new series in this issue. It's an eight-part sector-by-sector review of the underlying drivers of success in key parts of New Zealand's economy. It comes underpinned by insights from years of Deloitte/Management...
Contents; April 2012 * Vol 59 No 3
New series: Stories of NZ enterprise success NZ Management presents a major new series. Starting in this issue, leading New Zealand business journalist Vicki Jayne conducts an eight-part sector-by-sector review of the underlying drivers of success...
Cover Story: Power Plays - Who Wins in the NZ Energy Game? Fossil Fuels vs Renewables, Public vs Private Ownership; as New Zealand's Three State-Owned Energy Generation Companies Prepare for Their Star Turn on the Asset Shopping Block, Vicki Jayne Sheds Light on the Energy Sector's Pivotal Role in Our Economy
Byline: Vicki Jayne New series: Stories of NZ enterprise success NZ Management presents a major new series: Stories of NZ enterprise success. Starting in this issue, leading New Zealand business journalist Vicki Jayne conducts an eight-part sector-by-sector...
Economics: Tax: Key's Elephant in the Room
Byline: Bob Edlin Slashing public expenditure isn't the only way to balance the budget, British political writer Mehdi Hasan told readers of The Guardian earlier this year. We need to talk about tax, too, he argued. He did not pretend to like...
Execs on the Move
Patrick Wilson, promoted from his role as director of operations, is the first Kiwi in 21 years to be appointed managing director of McDonald's New Zealand. Wilson brings with him 27 years' of experience at McDonald's, having started as a crew person...
Executive Travel: Travelling Roadshow; Keith Stewart Checks out How to Stay Sharp and Survive International Travel
Byline: Keith Stewart For most New Zealand organisations, business success depends on long-distance international travel to develop and maintain market links and to plug into the international networks that keep commerce flowing. Flying off to...
Face to Face: Frank Owen on Failing Intelligently; Iconic Christchurch Company Tait Communications Recently Launched Its New Brand without That 'Radio' Word in It. Ruth le Pla Talks with Its MD Frank Owen about Legacies, the Significance of New Thinking and Why Failing Intelligently Is Good for Business
Byline: Ruth Le Pla An engineer's curiosity still beats at the heart of Frank Owen. Tait Communications' managing director has come a long way from his early days in Bromley, south London. Or 'sarf' London, as he repeats, laying on thick the local...
Inbox: More Than a Nice to Have; Organisations Need to Build Their Reputation from a Solid Foundation, Says Hay Group New Zealand General Manager Jacqui Millar. and 15 Years of Hay Group Research Pinpoints Exactly What Works
Byline: Jacqui Millar The qualities that signal strong performance and business success are universally understood -- strong financial results, market share, revenue growth, and brand preference or recognition through awards and accolades. Yet the...
Inbox: Peter Drucker Essay Contest
The Peter Drucker Society Europe (PDSE) has launched the "3rd Global Peter Drucker Challenge". The essay contest for young managers, entrepreneurs and students aims to raise young people's awareness of the works and ideas of Peter Drucker and promote...
Leadership: Paradoxical Leaders
Byline: Reg Birchfield No one is a born leader, according to Manfred Kets de Vries, a most thoughtful management thinker. Some may have a head start in the race to become one but leadership potential is developed. Leaders emerge from a "delicate...
Leadership: Vulnerable Leaders; Leaders Who Show Their Soft Underbelly Command Far More Trust Than Those Who Refuse to Countenance Alternatives. Ruth le Pla Finds out Why Humility Equals Greatness When It Comes to Leading Others
Byline: Ruth Le Pla Lynne Miller flashes pictures of well-known leaders onto a screen and asks her audience how vulnerable they think these people are. It's maybe not a typical question about figures such as Air New Zealand CEO Rob Fyfe, broadcaster...
Managers Abroad; Now Managing Director of Fonterra Brands Malaysia, David Ross Has Spent 14 Years Working in Asia
What prompted you to seek work out of New Zealand? About 15 years ago, I was inspired by the then head of our Asian consumer branded business. He talked about the opportunity for value-added dairy nutrition in Asia and the nutrition-based functional...
NZIM: Management's New World; Management Is on the Brink of Revolution, Say Some Experts. Reg Birchfield Looks at What's Driving New Ideas on Managing
Byline: Reg Birchfield Last month the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) picked up on a globally innovative Kiwi idea. It's an idea spawned by its trans-Tasman cousin, the New Zealand Institute of Management. AIM announced the results of...
Politics: Winston: A Foregone Conclusion?
Byline: Colin James One route to paralysis in decision-making and action is to assume a foregone conclusion. Climate change apostles make this mistake when they say apocalypse is imminent. Most people then shrug, figuring nothing they do will stave...
Productivity: Better Ways to Measure NZ's Productivity; What's Measured Can Be Managed. but What If the Measures Are Wrong? Reg Birchfield Reviews the Metrics Used to Track New Zealand's Productive Performance and Economic Wellbeing
Byline: Reg Birchfield Exclusive series This is Reg Birchfield's third and final article in his series on productivity. To reread the first two articles go to www.management.co.nz/TheBigIssues.asp No lesser person than Reserve Bank governor...
Thought Leader: Dr Seuss' Lessons for My Son
Byline: Dan Walker Every night before bedtime my son Joshua curls up next to me and we read Dr Seuss books on my iPad. We go through stories about the Grinch who stole Christmas, the Lorax, Horton the elephant and his favourite cat in the hat. I...
Top Tips: How to Go Psychometric
Byline: Paul Robinson Psychometric assessments are increasingly becoming a standard part of the recruitment process as they can help accurately identify and select employees with favourable traits, who are competent and have a good cultural fit....
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