Magazine article New Zealand Management


Magazine article New Zealand Management


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Merilyn Havler

* General manager

* Beiersdorf New Zealand

What are the key components of good leadership and why?

At Beiersdorf I lead a team of 40, oversee a roster of nearly 200 products and manage a turnover in excess of $30 million. In order to do that successfully I know it's crucial

to recruit the right people and then empower them so they

can be the best they can.

The right people, irrespective of what line of business you're in, are those that have passion, attitude and application; you can always teach and develop technical skills but those first three features should be inherent. Be bold and include some of these more intrinsic elements into your organisation's personal development plans and consider achievement of them to be just as important as the functional elements of a person's role.

Share your vision for the company with all of your staff, clearly articulate what you want to achieve and focus on ensuring that everyone is working towards a common goal. …

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