New Zealand Management

Articles from November

As I See It : Raelene Castle; Raelene Castle Is Chief Executive of Netball New Zealand. She Received an Emerging Leaders Award at This Year's Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards
How would you describe the New Zealand identity? We're all about No 8 wire. New Zealanders have a global reputation as a people prepared to roll up their sleeves and work hard, who are really passionate and proud of who we are as a country and what...
Changing of the Guard at IoD; Raising Governance Standards and the Reputation of Directors Are the Key Drivers for Ralph Chivers in His New Role as CEO of the Institute of Directors
"Overall, we want to raise the standard of governance in New Zealand. That means improving standards across the board, in the NZX top 100, NFPs and SMEs. We see a strong need to professionalise so that 'professional director' means something more than...
Cover Story : Super Sizing Auckland NZ's Biggest Corporate Transformation; the Size of the Task Is Enormous, the Scrutiny Intense -- So, One Year in, How Does Auckland Council CEO Doug McKay Rate His Progress on the Biggest Corporate Transformation in New Zealand's History? Vicki Jayne Asks
Byline: Vicki Jayne It was never going to be an easy ask. Create a streamlined super city out of eight reluctant fiefdoms, give it vision and direction, ensure operational stability, save money while you're at it -- and don't forget this RWC thing...
Economics: A Peek in the CPI Basket
Byline: Bob Edlin Economic and political commentators paid plenty of attention to the credit rating downgrades announced by Fitch and Standard and Poor's late in September. The implications for interest rates and New Zealand's ability to borrow...
Editorial: Thanks for Coming to Our Place
Byline: Toni Myers As the Rugby World Cup campaign draws to a close there's much reflecting on the good, and not so good outcomes. It gave us an excuse to party and boy could we all do with that. A few years' recession and the slow and rocky...
Education & Professional Development Programmes: It's All about Team Work; Hayley Barnett Looks at How Business and Academia Can Work Together More Effectively. Both Academics and Business Leaders Say Maintaining an Equal Partnership Is the Key to New Zealand's Long-Term Success
Byline: Hayley Barnett Building a strong relationship between business and academia isn't an easy task, with both academics and business leaders saying they need to find better ways of bridging the gap. The need for post-graduate business courses...
Executive Health: A Healthy Incentive
Byline: Peter Tynan The ongoing effects of the global economic downturn might mean people aren't leaving their posts at the moment -- but it doesn't mean they don't want to. A survey of 7100 New Zealanders and Australians, carried out by Insync...
Impact Asia: Green Dominance Will Asia Save the Planet? Asia Is Carving out for Itself an Independent and Very Pragmatic Sphere of Influence in International Environmental Regulation and Trade in Renewable Technologies. What Does That Mean for New Zealand?
Byline: Ruth Le Pla When the Rena container ship foundered off the Bay of Plenty coast last month one of my colleagues told me he felt violated as a New Zealander. The globs of oil washing up on Motiti Island, Papamoa and Mt Maunganui beaches struck...
Inbox: Disappearing Act
Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company has taken another bite at trying to answer the old problem of what exactly it is that women want. In this case, its researchers have drilled deep into corporate America in an attempt to suss...
Inbox: Finalists Announced in NZICA Leadership Awards
Transformational leadership is the common quality displayed by finalists for New Zealand's top professional accountant title in the 2011 New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Leadership Awards. Independent director Jan Dawson, BNZ finance...
Inbox: Let There Be Light
Research by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency (EECA) has found that switching to energy efficient lighting is one of the best returns on investment available for businesses looking to reduce their energy use. Office lighting consumes...
Inbox: Parker's Prize
This year's trying times have unearthed strong talent in the latest Communicator of the Year awards. The College of Fellows of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has named Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker as its top pick for 2011....
Inbox: Quids In
New research by nef (the new economics foundation) spells out the 'too-big-to-fail' subsidy for each of Britain's so-called big five banks for the first time. Founded in 1986 and operating out of London in the UK, nef describes itself as an "independent...
Leadership: Vote for Trust
Byline: Reg Birchfield It's election month. Politicians beckon. But before spending your precious decision-making time on any individual or ideological consideration, ask yourself one question: who do you trust and why? Trust, you see, is both...
Managers Abroad: Making It Happen; Jonty Kelt, a Member of Kea North America, Is Co-Founder and CEO of Group Commerce
What prompted you to seek work out of NZ? I worked for Macquarie Bank in Auckland for a few years after university and it wasn't a matter of 'if' but 'when' I would head to the London for a work/life experience. Why not? I started my first company...
Managing Sustainably: Share Our Vision for the Future
Byline: Alice Andrew/Laura Fayernan It's great to be part of something. It's even better to be involved with a group of likeminded people discussing the state of the world in 40 years' time, looking at how we as individuals can make a difference,...
NZIM: Backing the Best; the NZIM/Eagle Technology Young Executive of the Year Will Be Named at This Month's Deloitte/Management Magazine Top 200 Awards. the Award Is in Its 16th Year and Reg Birchfield Explains Why NZIM Believes It Is Important to New Zealand Management and Leadership
Byline: Reg Birchfield There isn't, as Britain's Financial Times newspaper recently reminded us, any such thing as a Nobel prize for management. But to be honest, it would be difficult to make a compelling case for adding the science of management...
Politics: Serving Up Big Changes in the Public Sector
Byline: Colin James Public sector managers can expect faster and more far-reaching change if National gets a second term on November 26. This could be the biggest reshaping since the radical 1980s' reforms. One big driver is fiscal consolidation...
The Director: The Challenge of Choosing the CEO
Byline: Reg Birchfield Boards and chief executives need to be more flexible, adaptable and to be constantly thinking and re-thinking their strategies if they want to succeed in today's increasingly complex global marketplace. That means boards...
The Governance Myth: Size Matters; New Zealand's SMEs Are This Country's Greatest Potential Economic Resource. to Grow, They Need to Accept the Advice and Support of Knowledgeable and Experienced Board Members
Byline: Jens Mueller Think for a moment of the friends you know who run a business -- possibly a quite successful and expanding one. Then reflect on the look they give you when the word 'governance' comes up in conversation. "Governance," they say,...
Thought Leader: Collaborate & Cooperate to Grow
Explaining what a cooperative is has become second nature to me during the past 12 months. Surprisingly, it seems many New Zealanders, particularly in the business world, have an antiquated view of just what these enterprises are. A simple definition...
Top 200 Thinking: John Key; Prime Minister of New Zealand
As Prime Minister I've had the privilege of visiting many businesses throughout New Zealand. I've chatted to business leaders about the issues they're facing, the progress they're making, and the opportunities that lie ahead. I'm constantly impressed...
Top Tips: Inspire Your Team
Byline: Mark Wager We all aspire to be great leaders. When we look at leaders, we admire one quality. That quality is the ability to inspire people. How do they do this? Is it a skill that can be learned, or is it just natural charisma? The good...
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