New Zealand Management

Articles from November

As I See It: Seizing Career Openings; Matt Carter Is Director, Organisational Development, at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin
What one piece of advice would you give to a 25-year-old wanting to accelerate their career? Say yes to every opportunity, both small and large, and especially those that are outside your area of expertise or comfort zone. You will learn a lot and...
Board Books: Boards in Future?
Byline: Reviewed by Reg Birchfield Think dispassionately for a moment about global trends. Finance market mayhem, cyber crime, grand scale corporate corruption, organisational complexity, environmental apocalypse and terrorism to order are individually...
Coaching: Tough Stuff; Transformational Thinking Can Help Executives Cut through the Tyranny of the Urgent to Focus on What's Truly Valuable for Both Themselves and Their Organisations. It's Not for the Faint-Hearted. So How Does It Work?
Transformational thinking is gaining traction as a key to unlocking leadership development and improving business performance for beleaguered senior executives faced with mounting pressures on business and personal life. Transformational? It's been...
Cover Story: Why Diversity Really Matters; Tapping in to the Creative Energies of All People in NZ Will Make a Material Difference to Our Wealth and Future as a Nation. We've Long Embraced the Mantra, Writes Ruth le Pla, So Are We Making Headway?
Byline: Ruth Le Pla In August this year Catherine Taylor issued a call for courage. She threw down a challenge to human resource practitioners the length and breadth of the country to make a real difference to their organisations. How? By being...
Economics: Much Ado on Voodoo Economics
Byline: Bob Edlin Andrew Geddis is not an economist. He acknowledges he has had no formal training in economic theory, although "I dabble on occasion in some law and economics theory in the course of my day job" (as a law professor at Otago University)....
Editor's Letter: Talent Wars & Myths
Byline: Ruth Le Pla Anyone who reckons we don't have a war for talent at the moment is buying in to an urban myth of damaging proportions. Talent management is one of the single most important challenges that business leaders face today. So with...
Enterprise Success: Tour of Duty? NZ's Tourism Sector Is at the Crossroads. A Number of Initiatives Are Set to Galvanise Action. Nick Grant Outlines the Options
Byline: Nick Grant Stories of NZ enterprise success This is the final article in a major eight-part NZ Management series: Stories of NZ enterprise success. Senior business journalists Nick Grant and Vicki Jayne have been drawing on insights from...
Execs on the Move
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has made five appointments to its international team: Clayton Kimpton (pictured), a senior commercial advisor, is the new regional director for India, Middle East and Africa. He will join NZTE in January 2013...
Executive Health: How to Bounce Back
Byline: Peter Tynan A lifetime of good health means looking after our mental as well as physical wellbeing. Maintaining good emotional health is vital. We need to continually make sure our resilience is shored up for times when it will be tested....
Face to Face: The Why of Work; Business Leaders Who Tap in to Employees' Reasons for Fronting Up to Work Each Morning Can Unleash Deeper Levels of Engagement and Help Create More Energised Workplaces
When earlier this year Marjolein Lips-Wiersma and Lani Morris published their groundbreaking book The Map of Meaning, they were sharing decades of study and insights into one of management's most vexing questions. Why do some workplaces hum like beehives...
HR Metrics: Measuring Up; Strategic Pay's Latest HR Metrics Survey Benchmarks Everything from Recruitment and Training, to Sick Days, Absenteeism and Staff Turnover. Jarrod Moyle Unravels Some of Its Findings
Byline: Jarrod Moyle Benchmarking HR metrics provides a very real indication of the effectiveness of HR programmes. It also allows HR professionals to communicate with senior management the impact of their activities in real dollar terms. Now,...
Inbox: New Learning for a New Economy
The talent development focus in the corporate sector is mostly on graduate skills and performance, and executive and professional development. But what about the 'feedstock' for driving the economic engine of the future? As many Auckland residents...
Inbox: People Risks Back on the Agenda
People risks have returned to the top five concerns for Kiwi businesses, according to the latest Marsh biennial Survey of Risk, launched in October. Lost productivity and reduced efficiency due to staff absenteeism, stress, low morale and staff...
Inbox: The Diverse Benefits of Diversity
NZ business leaders are, on the whole, pretty positive about their own diversity policies, according to joint Hay Group/NZ Management magazine research. For the past three years, Hay Group and NZ Management magazine have teamed up to identify and...
Leadership: Building Legacy Leadership
Byline: Reg Birchfield Turkey's increasingly egocentric Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, recently announced his intention to build a stunning new mosque on a prime Istanbul city site overlooking the Bosphorus. This grand edifice will rival...
No Executive Directors!
Byline: Doug Matheson The reputation of directors, boards and their governance performance has taken a beating in the eyes of shareholders, investors, media, regulatory agencies and the public at large. Yes -- the environment is tough, volatile...
NZIM: Grow Your Own Leaders; NZ Has More Trouble Filling Key Management and Leadership Roles Than Most Developed Economies. That, in Part, Is Why the NZIM/Eagle Technology Young Executive of the Year Award Is So Important
Byline: Reg Birchfield There's nothing quite like meeting the promise of tomorrow. For me, it happens when I am invited to join the judging panel of the NZIM/Eagle Technology Young Executive of the Year Award. This year was no different. The...
On Board
Lion's outgoing CEO Rob Murray will join the Lion board from April 2013 as a non-executive director. Murray originally joined the former Lion Nathan board in 2002 as a non-executive director, before being appointed Lion Nathan CEO in October 2004 and...
Politics: Testing Shearer -- and His Party
Byline: Colin James The Labour party is now four years in opposition and two years away from its next bid. Its conference mid-month will be a measure of its transition. Labour has to do four things: rethink policy; modernise its organisation;...
Talent Management: The Future of Talent; Four Business Leaders Talk about Their Very Different Strategies to Identify and Develop Talent within Their Organisations. by Vivienne McLean
Byline: Vivienne McLean Focusing on global mobility Dean Kimpton, MD, AECOM NZ Globally, AECOM provides professional, technical and management support services to markets ranging from transportation and facilities through to environmental,...
The Director : No Executive Directors!
Byline: Doug Matheson The reputation of directors, boards and their governance performance has taken a beating in the eyes of shareholders, investors, media, regulatory agencies and the public at large. Yes -- the environment is tough, volatile...
The Director: What I Hate about Boards
Byline: Iain McCormick Being a director must be the most exciting thing you can do with your clothes on! You get to examine the entrails of some fascinating organisations, watch the tectonic economic forces push and pull results, work with some...
Thought Leader: Rapid Robots & Happy Humans
Byline: James H Lee Many jobs are not only being outsourced to people in other countries. They are also being "other-sourced" to automated workers. Jared Weiner, a futurist at consultants Weiner Edrich & Brown, predicts we'll see more white-collar...
Top Tips: How to Retain Talent in Uncertain Times
Byline: Paul Robinson Assess In uncertain economic times, communicating your company's current strategic position is paramount in reassuring employees and aiding retention. Focus on open and continuous communication throughout the organisation....
What I Hate about Boards
Byline: Iain McCormick Being a director must be the most exciting thing you can do with your clothes on! You get to examine the entrails of some fascinating organisations, watch the tectonic economic forces push and pull results, work with some...
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