Magazine article New Zealand Management

Editora[euro][TM]s Letter: New Zealanda[euro][TM]s Smart Future

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Editora[euro][TM]s Letter: New Zealanda[euro][TM]s Smart Future

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Byline: Vicki Jayne

I was kinda lucky in having parents with in-built positivity meters a[euro]" if anyone can spot the upside of bad tidings, ita[euro]s them. Even a heart attack can be re-framed as good news when ita[euro]s seen as a sort of cough that helps clear the arterial throat.

Ita[euro]s a habit of mind that comes in handy during recessionary times. You cana[euro]t ignore the upward creep of unemployment or downward pressure on bottom lines but therea[euro]s always something to be grateful for a[euro]" and thata[euro]s what wea[euro]ve tried to highlight in this issue.

How about the countrya[euro]s ability to produce amazing leaders? This yeara[euro]s Blake Medallist John Hood once described the best leaders as being a[euro]inspirational, informed, curious, open-minded, respectful and action orienteda[euro] a[euro]" traits he personally models with a quiet ease. Last montha[euro]s spotlight on leadership (check out the inserted Leadership magazine) suggests wea[euro]re not short of people who share similar traits.

What about companies that embrace the opportunity in change? Wea[euro]ve headlined just a small sampling of them on page 30 a[euro]" theya[euro]re the ones that dona[euro]t put boundaries on whata[euro]s possible, continually embrace innovation, pursue best practice, and look for new ways to wrap emerging technology around customer needs. Wea[euro]ll be reserving space to profile more a[euro]smarta[euro] companies in future issues. …

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