Working with the Board
Feb01

Working with the Board

Kevin Vincent Managing director of  Vincent Consulting   www.vincentconsulting.co.nz In earlier years I have both enjoyed, and endured, working with Boards of Directors. Boards including the CEO or executive manager should have very defined roles within the organisation. If these roles are not clarified and understood, complications and inevitably conflict will arise. I see responsibilities of Boards as being: Recruitment, management,...

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Is Bitcoin a Good Investment?
Feb01

Is Bitcoin a Good Investment?

Jeremy Sullivan Authorised Financial Adviser at Hamilton Hindin Greene www.hhg.co.nz A colleague of mine was recently on their way to the airport when he struck up a conversation with the driver regarding Bitcoin. Very pleased with his returns to date, the driver proclaimed the end of traditional currencies and the endless upside potential of Bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies in general. Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency which...

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Working on Your Business, Not Just in It
Feb01

Working on Your Business, Not Just in It

John Scott Bartercard CEO for Australia and New Zealand www.bartercard.co.nz It’s the age-old dilemma — when do you find time to work on your business and not just in it? Sometimes it’s easier said than done, and despite knowing that you should do it, many small business owners don’t truly understand what it means and what the benefits are. Starting up a business isn’t easy. While there are many inherent advantages to it, i.e. being...

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How Technology Can Add Value to Your Business
Feb01

How Technology Can Add Value to Your Business

Craig Hudson Country manager at Xero New Zealand www.xero.com/nz With the first few weeks of 2018 behind us, it’s a great time to take stock of what worked and what didn’t in your business in 2017 and plan out your business financial goals for the year ahead. It’s important to think about goals not just for 2018 but for the next five years. Think about where you want to be then, and how you are going to get there. Getting your...

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Making Open Plan-Offices Work for You
Feb01

Making Open Plan-Offices Work for You

Jane Cowan-Harris Head of WorkSpace IQ www.workspaceiq.co.nz Do you work in an open-plan office? Are you planning to? If so, you need to think carefully about how you design and use your space. A recent report written by Professor Ann Richardson from the University of Canterbury and published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, shows that open-plan offices are not working as well as they should. While they’re sold to us as a way to...

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Post-Holiday Blues
Feb01

Post-Holiday Blues

Debra Buckley CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership. www.nzimleadership.co.nz The post-holiday blues – is there such a thing? You may recognise that ‘jump into January’ phase, when we are excited to be back and share our holiday stories with our work family. Also ‘forge into February’ momentum, when we are furiously ticking things off our to-do list. Some of us will also experience ‘marching in March’ —...

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