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Idealog: US-based kiwi Claudia Batten who can talk business while trying on shoes, now shares tips for a ‘great’ board

US-based kiwi Claudia Batten who can talk business while trying on shoes, now shares tips for a ‘great’ board By Henri Eliot, Claudia Batten went from dorky tall kid to creating several successful businesses. She shares some insights on how to build great boards and how businesses need to get ready for the disruptions caused […]

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Idealog: IT governance, privacy, Internet of Things and other issues for company directors

Cyber insurance, cyber security, cloud computing, big data – these are just some of the issues companies need to be familiar with as the year charges ahead. The following checklist references several sources for issues that NZ company directors should consider in 2015. Social media Social media can be a cost-effective way to engage customers […]

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Idealog: ICE Professionals’ CEO on why graduates need to start at the bottom, and why entrepreneurs must not use money as the sole measure of success

ICE Professionals’ CEO on why graduates need to start at the bottom, and why entrepreneurs must not use money as the sole measure of success By HENRI ELIOT, 24 Nov 2014 Nuwanthie Samarakone talks to Henri Eliot about being an entrepreneur in New Zealand. Nuwanthie is the CEO of ICE Professionals, an innovative business which connects young […]

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NZ Herald: Should NZ directors undergo personality tests?

Henri Eliot: Should NZ directors undergo personality tests? By Henri Eliot 9:30 AM Monday Nov 17, 2014 Tony Carter, Chairman Air New Zealand, says cultural fit can probably be better assessed by interviews and referee checks. Photo / NZ Herald Recently, Michael Schrager in Harvard Business Review discussed whether Board Members should have to take a personality test […]

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Idealog: Burger King’s Daniel Schwartz became CEO of the multi-billion dollar chain at 33. When do you throw your best people into the deep end?

Burger King’s Daniel Schwartz became CEO of the multi-billion dollar chain at 33. When do you throw your best people into the deep end? By HENRI ELIOT, 31 Oct 2014 New Zealand, as a nation, at the edge of the world needs new ways to engage with the world to stay relevant. Finding young talent and mentoring […]

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NZ Herald: Leadership in today’s business – Rob Campbell

Henri Eliot: Leadership in today’s business – Rob Campbell By Henri Eliot 9:30 AM Monday Oct 13, 2014 Rob Campbell has over 30 years’ experience in investment management and corporate governance. Rob Campbell has over 30 years’ experience in investment management and corporate governance. Rob is currently Chair of Summerset Group Holdings Limited (NZ), Tourism Holdings […]

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Diversity urged for boards

Diversity urged for boards By Laurel Stowell 6:26 AM Friday Oct 10, 2014 Board Dynamics chief executive Henri Eliot joined the call for collaboration by telling attendees what made for a good governance board. He said boards needed diversity – of age, race, sex and skills – and should not be “pale, male and stale”. Board […]

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