Executive Update

Executive Update eNewsletter

The weekly newsletter for thought leaders 26th November 2010

A snapshot of this week’s issue

The biggest issue facing the New Zealand economy… where to from here for the coal industry?… teaching managers to be better exporters… six ways leaders can fuel excellence… management information on network of your choice…  a conversation with Fletcher Building CEO Jonathan Ling on what he looks for in his executives.
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Overseas debt the biggest issue facing NZ Inc

Finance Minister Bill English should not have been puzzled by the Standard & Poor’s decision this week to affirm New Zealand’s AA+ rating for foreign currency debt but to place it on negative outlook, according to Bob Edlin, Executive Update’s economic commentator.
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New ways of utilising our massive coal resource

The terrible tragedy that has unfolded over the past week at the Pike River Coal mine has reinforced once again just how risky business underground mining is. It could also hasten the momentum that is currently gathering to develop alternative ways of extracting energy from mother earth, as energy writer Peter Hamling outlines.
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A helping hand for businesses going global

A new leadership programme to help New Zealand firms lift their management skills so they can succeed internationally has been launched by NZ Trade and Enterprise. The Government has provided modest $1.3 million funding allocation for an initial pilot programme targeted at senior executives, owners and directors of New Zealand firms doing business overseas.
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Six ways leaders can fuel excellence at anything

Excellence requires enormous effort. You need to give your people compelling reason to push beyond their comfort zones. So what, then, can leaders do to most effectively inspire and nurture excellence in those they lead? Here are the six keys, according to regular Harvard Business Review contributor Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project and the author of The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working:
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Management information – on network of your choice

The growth of the internet and social media has altered the way many managers communicate with each other. The immediacy and responsiveness of online tools is making it easier for people to network, share and discuss ideas and events in real time. M

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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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