Some leaders prefer to always front the good news. A sign of a great leader is when he or she fronts difficult meetings or audiences. One of my favourite speeches is from Robert F Kennedy when he fronted a crowd of African-American fellow citizens in Indianapolis on the night that
The 16 finalists competing for the Entrepreneur of the Year title were announced in Auckland on 23 July. “We congratulate all finalists but in particular we congratulate Navigator Director and Partner, Michael Marr” said Navigator Limited Chairman Shaun Coffey. Mike is Founder and CEO of TPT Group of Companies which has been
Collective impact is a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems. It is an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organisations and citizens to achieve significant and lasting social change. Collective impact efforts are defined by the existence of a “common agenda”.
Today I was reading an old note book (when I did this by pencil and paper, pre-digital and social media!) and came across this great quote. A wonderful reminder that you should not surround yourself with "yes-men", but also that a no-man who is just a no-man is a no-no!
Australia in its latest budget axed several start-up funds and among the victims of the budget reform are the Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) and Commercialisation Australia (a $213 million grants program for start-ups), two important pillars of a support system for Australian technology and innovation. IIF was established to seed venture capital firms and
I am often bemused by our reluctance to recognize our country’s leading lights off the sports field. Being acknowledged as successful and a leader in business appears to attract an automatic expectation of looming failure – NZ’s infamous tall poppy syndrome I suspect. For a small country we bat well