Sophie Gilmour from Bird on a Wire talks leadership

Sophie Gilmour from Bird on a Wire talks leadership

As the co-owner of one of Auckland's fastest growing restaurant chains, Sophie Gilmour knows that managing people is both the greatest challenge and also the greatest pleasure of running a hospitality business. Since opening shop in 2012, she's learnt that it's crucial your staff feel ‘heard’, to not shy away from the hard conversations and to empower your staff on each stage of the journey.

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New Zealand’s leadership challenge

New Zealand’s leadership challenge

Strong leadership is directly correlated to the financial success of a business, however the programmes to help people become better leaders often seem to fail to deliver measurable impact. Our Leadership Practice Leader, Andy Clayton, offers some steps that organisations can take to address the issue. 

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Identifying leadership potential

Identifying leadership potential

The time and money that companies invest in their future leaders can be significant so backing the wrong horse can be very costly. Our Leadership Practice Leader, Andy Clayton, explains how to enhance your decision-making processes when choosing or identifying leaders.

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Guest blog post: Development within the workplace, brought to you by The Icehouse

Guest blog post: Development within the workplace, brought to you by The Icehouse

In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the way managers and senior leaders have been investing in their employees. The culture of developing leaders and your own leadership abilities has become a driving force behind creating unified and motivated teams. But how does investing in the development of your leaders and yourself result in higher performance and a stronger team?

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Developing reputational resilience ahead of your crisis

Developing reputational resilience ahead of your crisis

In 2015 numerous organisations lost over one third of their market share value as a result of either poor management of an operational crisis event or a specific reputational issue. In New Zealand public memory is long and the ability for organisations to recover in a small market is challenging.

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Staying strong in the cyber world

Staying strong in the cyber world

Did you know that 71% of cyber attacks target businesses with less than 100 people? That got you thinking didn't it? But it's not just about having the right technologies in place to prevent this, it's about knowing what your valuable assets are and protecting those. Our Associate Director of our Risk Advisory team, Kevin Kanji, explains. 

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Health and safety – here's what you need to know

Health and safety – here's what you need to know

Who would have thought that Health and Safety would suddenly be the latest buzz word at work? It's always been pushed to the back of everybody’s mind hasn't it? However, now it's what everybody is talking about and if they're not, they should be! Our Health and Safety specialist, Monika Wakeman, explains why. 

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Dealing to fraud to add benefit to that bottom line

Dealing to fraud to add benefit to that bottom line

Every week, trusted employees defraud their employers, causing losses in the thousands. Emotions are high and many business owners wonder how this could have gone unnoticed. A Director in our Forensic team, Ian Tuke, explains how to understand, prevent and detect fraud from happening to your business. 

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