The hidden enemy of the office
May24

The hidden enemy of the office

Jane Cowan-Harris Head of WorkSpace IQ www.workspaceiq.co.nz     Want a healthier economy? Then let’s aim for healthier people. We often talk in business circles about the benefits of creating a healthy economy, and why not? As both a business owner and someone who enjoys being part of a thriving community, I am certainly supportive of such thinking. However, talk is well and good, but the reality is that healthy economies...

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Our plans to move the people
May24

Our plans to move the people

Rt Hon John Key Prime Minister Auckland is the home to one third of Kiwis, and the National-led government is working to ensure Aucklanders, and visitors, can get around the city as conveniently as possible. We’ve recently worked with Auckland Council to bring forward the start date of the City Rail Link (CRL) to earlier than previously anticipated. There is merit in bringing forward the start of construction of this $2.5 billion...

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From recovery to regeneration
Apr28

From recovery to regeneration

Rt Hon John Key Prime Minister We recently marked the fifth anniversary of the February 22 earthquake, which gave us a chance to reflect on how Canterbury has grown. Christchurch was a devastated city with communities that were so badly affected, but the people of Canterbury have gone from strength to strength. The Valentine’s Day quake a few days before the anniversary was an unwelcome reminder of what Canterbury has endured. But the...

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Four keys for better sales leads
Apr28

Four keys for better sales leads

Kevin Vincent Managing director of  Vincent Consulting   www.vincentconsulting.co.nz   Every business would like to have more high quality prospects, but many businesses just don’t have sufficient time to spend on generating leads, or may be doubtful on how best to do it. You are not alone – this issue affects most business. The goal is simply having enough qualified prospects that lead to an increase in your business revenues....

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Workplace diversity means inclusion,  not exclusion
Apr28

Workplace diversity means inclusion, not exclusion

Debra Buckley CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership. www.nzimleadership.co.nz   The world we live in is entrenched in rapid change. The technical revolution is driving us all to go further and delivering a strong commercial result is now considered business as usual, all of which is more achievable if there is diversity in our teams.   So let’s begin with the benefits of diversity within an...

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Investors need to be more Spock,  less caveman
Apr28

Investors need to be more Spock, less caveman

Cameron Watson Training and development manager at Craigs Investment Partners www.craigsip.com “May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant.”  – Spock, 1968 Our ‘fight or flight’ caveman instincts are not helpful when it comes to investing. We need to be cool, calm and rational, like Spock. The problem humans have when investing is that the...

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