September 29, 2010

How NOT to manage a crisis

The case of Tony Hayward, who steps down as CEO of BP this month, and the Gulf Oil Spill, will be fodder for business school discussions for years to come, as a how-not-to-do-it guide for leadership when disaster strikes. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, one of Harvard University’s most high profile professors and author of Confidence and SuperCorp, dissects where Hayward went wrong.

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Latest on NZIM integration

From Phillip Meyer FNZIM, Chairman of NZIM

Dear NZIM Members
I want to update you on important progress towards the legal integration of NZIM into one national professional body. In each of the regions, and nationally, members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of moving in this direction. For your information, the voting percentages in favour of the proposal were: Northern – 100%; Central – 100%; Southern – 88%, and nationally – 95%. With such a strong vote of support from you, our members, the national and regional boards will now progress the steps towards implementation. 

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Make your mark on leadership thinking

There has been a strong New Zealand response to a survey that offers executives and companies the opportunity to benchmark their leadership capability against other Australasian and global businesses. Organisations wanting to participate in and benefit from the information provided by one of the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative studies of leadership and leadership development need to do so within the next two weeks.

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The long-awaited tax tonic

Income tax cuts which take effect from today are worth celebrating, not just because they put more money into our bank accounts but because they are part of a fundamental shift in our tax system which will be beneficial to business. And if you haven’t already worked out what sort of a pay rise you will be getting, a handy website enables you to do just that at a click of a mouse.

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