Leadership

When is it right to ditch a client?

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

Managing complexity

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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

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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

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

The billion-dollar challenge

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

CEOs Uncovered: Glenn Milnes

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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

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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

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

The new generation wharfies

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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

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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

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

Working collectively

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

The timid side of history

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

Achieving workplace diversity

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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

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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

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

Rethinking Chinese tourism

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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'

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

Attracting girls into IT

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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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