Leadership

A focus on culture

Rabobank’s 520-plus New Zealand employees work from 27 locations – places like Ashburton, Pukekohe and Feilding and from a purpose-built head office in Hamilton. Its employees are proud of the

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The morale challenge

The morale challenge

Recent international research has found that more than half of employees self-reported being relatively unproductive at work. Kate Kearins looks at how leaders might ensure their workplace culture is balanced,

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Leadership tips for 2024

Leadership tips for 2024

If you are contemplating your next career move during the Christmas and summer hiatus, Shannon Barlow offers 24 tips for career development and leadership growth in 2024. 1. Building trust: Prioritise

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Managing mid-winter malaise

Managing mid-winter malaise

Kate Kearins offers six ideas on how leaders can help beat that mid-winter feeling of ‘blah’ in the workplace. It’s hard to admit but we all know the feeling: work

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Rain, hail and pestilence

As the country begins to emerge from the general state of shock that hit us all in January and February, Cathy Parker says there are often valuable, fresh insights to be

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Allyship

Allyship and making a difference

Allyship is about acknowledging and understanding inequities and taking action to help level the playing field, explains Kate Kearins.  Listening to senior business colleagues introduce themselves, I’m hearing less about

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Specialisation

Don’t hold your breadth

Specialisation can create steep pyramids within companies, when the route to succession and recognition should be more like a range of hills with multiple paths and options to the summit,

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Why we need to rethink part-time work

Organisations need to create more part-time roles and, importantly, set them up for success. This will require changing our assumptions about part-time work and those who want, or need, to take it up.

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A new tomorrow for geoscience technology

The world faces a series of seemly intractable mega challenges – transition energy, climate, societal expectations of sustainability, mobility, infrastructure, resource scarcity, to name a few. And there are geoscientists

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Mind the migrant pay gap

Workplaces need to address the bias and barriers to equality faced by migrants in New Zealand. By Maretha Smit. If you were an engineer working in New Zealand in 2018,

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Chronicles of a waste engineer

While change can take many forms, it doesn’t have to be a “big-ticket” item to make a real difference to performance. It is more important to make the improvements manageable

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Strategise for normality

Supply chain issues, chip shortages, inflation, the Great Resignation, staff relocating out of the cities and more. There is a great deal for directors to strategise around in 2022. By

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Stakeholder governance

Almost 30 years since the introduction of the Companies Act 1993, it’s now a timely opportunity to review the framework for directors’ duties to ensure ongoing strong and effective governance.

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Enable autonomy to boost revenue

Enable autonomy to boost revenue – giving your team the freedom to make choices and self-direct can increase revenue growth and improve efficiency. Download the research report. The pandemic didn’t just

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Dousing the flames of fatigue

If you are consistently tired before the day starts, you may be burnt out. By Kate Kearins. Chances are, you’ll have seen the spate of recent headlines decrying the ever-growing

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Transparency in setting board fees

While director remuneration can be complex, the Institute of Directors says setting fees should be fair, defensible and transparent. In a statement released following calls from the New Zealand Shareholders

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Leading a team of leaders

As the future of work becomes today’s reality, the way we work continues to evolve and shift, as more people become self-directing and self-selecting in their roles. And this means

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You are going to hell

The well-publicised comments by Israel Folau recently highlight something many businesses must deal with daily. Your staff may not be as high profile, but the issues are just as thorny,

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Leadership thinking

While a recent survey of New Zealand CEOs identified a “return to territorialism” as the greatest threat to growth for their organisation, it also found they are less confident about their organisations delivering digital transformation. 

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A different type of leadership

Heather Shotter has a strong corporate background including 12 years as part of the leadership team at SkyCity and more latterly as executive director of two not-for-profit organisations.

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IMNZ joins Skills Group

The Institute of Management NZ (IMNZ) has announced that it has now joined Skills Group. Skills Group is a vocational education specialist with a global footprint and IMNZ’s general manager

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SO, YOU WANT TO BE A DIRECTOR?

If you are thinking about stepping up to a director role, Adrenalin’s publisher Cathy Parker recently attended the Institute of Directors’ company directors course, and one of her key take-outs

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