When is it right to ditch a client?


'Never work with people you don’t like’ is a rule many business owners have learned to live by.

Managing complexity


OPINION: Leaders need to apply different skills when dealing with complicated problems.

Connecting Kiwis in the Big Apple

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Design firm owner Ronnie Peters is helping Kiwi expats adjust to the demands of New York.

Jyoti Morningstar: How I keep well


The founder of yoga fashion brand We’ar stays healthy by doing yoga, swimming and surfing.

CEOs Uncovered: Victoria Crone

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Xero's multi-sport-loving managing director is ready to steer the company towards a US listing.

Forming functional leadership teams

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OPINION: Senior leadership teams often perform poorly because they don't spend enough time together.

CEOs Uncovered: Darrin Grafton

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Steering travel software company Serko into an IPO this year wasn't entirely smooth sailing for CEO Darrin Grafton.

How to spin a crisis


OPINION: Greenpeace demonstrated its crisis management skills after its recent calendar blunder.

The billion-dollar challenge


A new initiative aims to produce more of a very exotic beast for New Zealand – billion dollar companies.

CEOs Uncovered: Glenn Milnes


Taking the plunge and floating his company on the stock exchange has been a full time job for the Ike GPS chief executive.

CEOs Uncovered: Mark Binns

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There can hardly be a more demanding time in a CEO’s life than taking a business to the market. Meridian Energy's Mark Binns tells all.

All Blacks winning brand war

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OPINION: The All Blacks' track record in building brand value is as much a success story as their performance on the field.

CEOs Uncovered: Craig Richardson

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There can hardly be a more demanding time in a CEO’s life than taking a business to the market. Wynyard Group's Craig Richardson tells all.

Is your boss a psycho?

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REVIEW: Psychopaths aren’t always serial killers. Positive psychopathology can be an asset in business.

Leadership and likeability

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OPINION: Does being likeable make you a good leader?

Steven Blackburn: How I keep well

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Xbox New Zealand's manager Steven Blackburn enjoys the physical and mental release of trail running.

How to make it in America


Kiwi firms have a reputation in the US for producing high quality technology, but the American market comes with unique challenges.

Finding balance after cancer

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After cancer forced John Bongard to step down from corporate life, the former Fisher & Paykel CEO has found a new equilibrium.

Whittaker's secret weapon

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OPINION: Can celebrity chef Nigella Lawson help chocolate maker Whittaker's crack the Australian market?

Leading through feedback

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OPINION: Providing staff with feedback to help them grow, but some methods of critiquing performance are more effective than others.

Conquering sweet temptation


REVIEW: An account of a marshmallow psychology test reveals that willpower can be nurtured.

The new generation wharfies


Overhauling restrictive legacy recruitment systems is changing the notion of what it means to be a stevedore.

To lead is to fail

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OPINION: Failing is part of the job of being a leader, so strap on the boots and embrace it.

Craig Elliott: The power of showmanship

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In part two of our story on the US winternship exchange, American tech entrepeneur Craig Elliott teaches three Kiwi students the power of a good tale.

Interning in the US off-season


Craig Elliott, named a Friend of New Zealand at the World Class New Zealand Awards, is behind an exchange helping Kiwi IT whizz kids gain experience in Silicon Valley.

Harnessing writing talent


Initiatives such as Pukeko Pictures’ bid to upskill idealistic writers contribute to the greater good while being smart business.

Working collectively


Do the union movement and business really hate each other, or do they work effectively together?

The timid side of history


OPINION: The answer to climate change is not to put out the welcome mat.

Achieving workplace diversity


In theory everyone wants a diverse workforce. But in practice, how do you achieve it?

Leadership in a minute

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OPINION: Time-poor managers can learn to integrate leadership messages into conversations.

Craig Donaldson: The consummate connector


The new CEO of global expat network Kea knows a thing or two about building relationships.

The rise of the CMTO

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Marketing managers need a greater understanding of online data, says US entrepreneur Cameron Gawley.

China's matchmaker


Sam Pearson has learned to take a backhanded approach when promoting tennis in China.

Rethinking Chinese tourism


New research is reshaping the tourism offered to Chinese travellers.

Time for change at Pumpkin Patch

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OPINION: Pumpkin Patch's new CEO Di Humphries needs to take a closer look at the Australian market.

Women in IT: Beating 'imposter syndrome'


Two Kiwi women share what it's really like working in the tech sector.

Attracting girls into IT


What’s being done to encourage more New Zealand girls into technology careers?

Fighting talk

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OPINION: Modern corporate culture would dismay wartime generations.

The Right Stuff

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OPINION: Politics requires a very particular set of personal traits. How can we be sure our leaders have what it takes?

A job to do

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The challenge of rebuilding Canterbury is beginning to attract leading expat architects back home to make their mark.

Keeping well

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CEO of health and beauty products company Comvita Brett Hewlett shares his lifestyle tips for staying fighting fit.

Red shed's push into online

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There's a plan behind The Warehouse’s seemingly scattergun entry into e-commerce, the company says.

Relocation, relocation

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Globe-trotting Kiwi Natasha Sanders has found her calling helping others move around the world.

NZ story confusing

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OPINION: Tourism New Zealand's latest campaign is sending mixed messages to our closest trading partner, Australia

Inside running

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OPINION: The journey is the point to the Labour leadership race, not which character gets the job.

There and back again

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After nearly two decades as an offshore executive for software giant SAP, Geraldine McBride comes home.

Forging ahead for Maori

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Public sector boss Michelle Hippolite and SME owner Rachel Taulelei find common ground on Maori development.

The question of going public

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Fronde CEO Ian Clarke discusses the attractions of listing with health IT startup founder Ahmad Jubbawey.

Kea seeks new head to boost income

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Expat network Kea says it will search its own database for a new chief executive with commercial experience to replace outgoing Sue Watson

Lessons large and small

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What can senior and junior bosses learn from each other? CEO of Datacom Greg Davidson with BIMStop founder Scott Barrington find out.

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