Magazine article New Zealand Management

As I See It: Economic Renaissance; Rachel Taulelei, Founder and CEO of Innovative Seafood Supplier Yellow Brick Road, Has Just Been Named One of This Year's Emerging Leaders at the 2012 Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Awards

Magazine article New Zealand Management

As I See It: Economic Renaissance; Rachel Taulelei, Founder and CEO of Innovative Seafood Supplier Yellow Brick Road, Has Just Been Named One of This Year's Emerging Leaders at the 2012 Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Awards

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Byline: Rachel Taulelei

What are New Zealand's major challenges for 2012?

Our major challenge is to advance. If we simply maintain the social, economic, political and cultural status quo we'll be moving backwards. We must strive to achieve progress domestically and then, perhaps more importantly, in comparison to the rest of the world.

How well prepared are Kiwi business leaders to face these challenges?

We have the potential to tackle the challenges in a well prepared manner. More than any others, the past few years have agitated conversation around the challenges, and the actions required to address them. We have the potential to work collegially towards overcoming the challenges but we need to keep our eye on the prize. There will be compromise involved, and an exceptionally positive yet realistic attitude will be required to get there. Our work ethic will need to be better and stronger than ever before and, across the board, New Zealand business leaders will need to take an intergenerational approach to business; which is to say, what can I do today that will benefit my grandchildren's grandchildren? …

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