A real leadership challenge and barrier to team growth is a lack of effective communication. Here’s 2 mins on the topic with my good friend and business partner John Spence.
It was a great night at the New Zealand International Business Awards on Thursday night. I was there in my role as Chair of Link Engine Management Ltd. Several of the board and all the Management Team attended.
After a year of solid expansion into the USA, winning at category at the Champion Canterbury Awards in September and having been finalists for the last two years at the NZ High Tech Awards it was nice to celebrate as a team.
I think it is important to celebrate excellence and to play our part on the NZ stage as a successful exporter.
Enjoyed doing some work at Otago University this week. I love the Campus and mix of old and new facilities.
Last night I attended the Champion Canterbury Business Awards and to see four of our client Companies as finalists with 3 of them winning significant awards including the Supreme Award by tech company Seequent.
I was particularly proud of The Link Engine Management Ltd team who won the “Champion Manufacturer/ Producer Award. I am lucky enough to Chair the Board of this growing tech company full of clever people.
Reflecting on the evening brings me back to our Core Purpose which is to support leaders and businesses to thrive and stay ahead of competition, disruption and change.
Congratulations to the Chamber of Commerce for a great evening and congratulations to Link Engine Management, Christchurch Airport, Foot Science and Seequent for their achievements and for trusting us to support them on their journey to success.
One of the biggest challenges and frustrations that business leaders have in 2018 is how to execute their Strategic plan to ensure the future success of the business. Over the last 18 months we have conducted in depth surveys with 161 business leadership teams across New Zealand, Australia & the USA asking them 35 key questions over a 2 hour gap analysis assessment.
When it comes to Disciplined Execution the basics really count and the surveys highlighted a common gap in four areas as highlighted by the data;
I have worked with hundreds of good leadership teams over the last 10 years and whenever these four game changers are implemented execution, engagement and accountability really starts to lift and it doesn’t cost anything. The team lifts to another level. It requires the CEO to refocus on several important things that will make a huge impact. Below are two short videos on these topics.
Enjoyed presenting “consultant of the Future at UC today as part of the Executive Leadership Programme.
Year 3 teaching my class on Strategy Execution today at UC as part of the Masters and MBA programme. Always enjoy returning to my Uni and working with smart motivated leaders. #leadership #business #leadershipdevelopment