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Executive Update eNewsletter

The fortnightly newsletter for thought leaders 4th February 2011

Hello 2011

Welcome to the first edition of NZ Management magazine’s Executive Update for 2011. In this issue we take look at how the economy is shaping up, what will be in store for us in the opening ceremony of  the event of the year – the Rugby World Cup – and the product launch of the year so far, Robert Murdoch’ s new interactive digital newspaper. On the management front, Hay Group outlines how top organisations foster leadership at all levels, and recent surveys reveal we need more focus on improving middle management skills and on testing the robustness of corporate strategies.
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Where’s the economy heading?

Roll on the Rugby World Cup. The Treasury and others, no doubt, are counting on the economy picking up later in the year on the back of it, along with higher commodity prices and Christchurch’s rebuilding. However, the economic data remains sobering as Executive Update’s economic correspondent Bob Edlin outlines.
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RWC: More than just sporting tournament

Talking of the Rugby World Cup, even if you don’t like the sport there’s no doubt that it will be the event of the year in 2011,  already having pushed the election out until late November. It’s about much more than just rugby tournament. The first of many opportunities for NZ Inc will be the opening ceremony on September 9 – here’s taste of what will be in store for worldwide television audience expected to number in the hundreds of millions.
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The keys to leadership success

Top organisations foster leadership at all levels, incentivise collaboration and gain value from cultural diversity, Hay Group has found in its sixth annual Best Companies for Leadership Study.
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Middle managers need help

New Zealand businesses are needing to put more focus on improving middle management skills judging by the findings of recent surveys. One of these undertaken by global recruiters Robert Half International has found that Kiwi finance and accountancy middle management professionals lack capability in areas such as communication, management and interpersonal skills.
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Rupert Murdoch’s new interactive newspaper

The most interesting product launch so far in

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Business benefits of privacy

Privacy Week (13-17 May) is a great time to consider the importance of privacy and to help ensure you and your company have good privacy practices in place, writes Privacy

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