Leadership and likeability

John Key

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

John Bongard

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

Nick Sceats

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

Is your boss a psycho?

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

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

Di Humphries

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

David Slack

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

Job to do

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

Keeping well

Brett Hewlett

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.

Aussie coffee market ripe for Kiwi company

OPINION: Caffeine-addicted Australians are drinking more hot beverages than ever, creating huge potential for New Zealand's Bell Tea and Coffee Company

Who you gonna call?

Peter Boyes and Angela Neighbours

You want to make the most of your potential - and that of your business. Do you need a mentor or a life coach?

Federal election gives reason for hope

Tony Abbott

OPINION: The Federal election raised the hopes of Australian business, and Kiwi SMEs have reason to be optimistic as well.

The business of science

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New UniServices CEO Andy Shenk has big goals for the Auckland organisation charged with commercialising academic breakthroughs.

The 2013 Influencers: Dave Moskovitz


Startup guru Dave Moskovitz lends a hand to young companies when it really matters - at the earliest idea.

Business take note of Winston

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OPINION: The funny thing about MMP is that overnight your enemy can become your best friend.

The 2013 Influencers: Shona Grundy


DIY animation company CEO Shona Grundy wants to change the way we source entertainment.

Labour needs to remember SMEs

OPINION: It's a tough gig, campaigning for the Labour leadership.

The 2013 Influencers: Ian Foster


Expat Kiwi Ian Foster is a pioneer of grid computing, the forerunner to the cloud.

2013 Unlimited Influencers: Tim Bennett


NZX boss Tim Bennett is a big part of a renewed appetite for local market listings.

The 2013 Influencers: Rod Drury

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They're thinkers, strategisers and networkers, but mostly the top five Unlimited influencers of 2013 are rolling up their sleeves and making it happen.

Job growth lies in mid-market

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OPINION: Mid-sized firms are quietly getting on with business, and their confidence is flowing through to the employment market.

How to be more influential

Influence means success, so how do you get it?

The future's angry mob


OPINION: Why we need to fight for the fruits of automation.

Be the boss and keep well


Tracey King has a PhD in health psychology, is the co-founder of premium beverage company Ti Tonics and a mum of two.

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