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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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Idealog: How to save your board meetings from being swamped by ‘history’

http://idealog.co.nz/workplace/2014/10/save-your-board-meetings-being-swamped-history How to save your board meetings from being swamped by ‘history’ What do your board meetings look like? Do investors focus on their smartphones or tablets while the CEO plods through every slide in the deck? The truth is, most board meetings are not as effective as they should be. I have sat through […]

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NZ Herald: : Board papers demystified

Henri Eliot: Board papers demystified 9:30 AM Monday Sep 8, 2014 Board papers are a critical part of the governance process and are used to describe the business items for a board meeting. They are usually prepared by the organisations CEO and/or senior management team. These papers are treated as business confidential. Board papers are produced […]

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