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The weekly newsletter for thought leaders 22th October 2010

Where will that $1.5 billion go?

Thousands of investors in failed finance company South Canterbury Finance have just got their money back under the Government’s retail deposit guarantee scheme. But retailers aren’t counting on seeing much of the taxpayer bailout of just over $1.5 billion as Executive Update’s economic commentator Bob Edlin reports.
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Hiring expectations slip

Optimism in the hiring market has slipped little with fewer New Zealand employers planning to increase staff numbers and slight increase in those contemplating reduced headcount, according to the Hudson Report: Employment Expectations for October to December.
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Global unemployment to reach 213 million

Global employment may not now recover until 2015 – two years later than originally predicted – according to the just-released ‘World of Work’ report issued by the International Labour Organisation.
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How centred leaders achieve extraordinary results

Five capabilities are at the heart of centred leadership, according to McKinsey & Company research: finding meaning in work; converting emotions such as fear or stress into opportunity; leveraging connections and community; acting in the face of risk; and sustaining the energy that is the life force of change.
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Webinar: How to get buy-in for good ideas

Frustrated watching great ideas get shot down and never see the light of day? Wondering why change is so hard to achieve, even with well laid-out plan? Then join best-selling author and Harvard Professor John Kotter, one of the world’s foremost experts on organisational change, in an interactive – and complimentary – webinar next week.
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The Last Word: Helen Robinson

Every second Sunday evening, high flying global managing director Helen Robinson catches late night plane from Auckland to either London or New York. She returns the following Friday, works for week from her Auckland home base and then repeats the exercise. Her exposure to the international business world means she has some strong views on what New Zealand needs to do succeed in this environment.
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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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