“You either lead or you lose” – Advice from Avon’s new CEO

Written by Garth Tunnicliffe, Student of Management Communication, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato Hamilton, August 27, 2018, 12PM. While Avon’s investors have seen a stock plunge of more than 70% in the past three years, the company’s new CEO, Jan Zijderveld, was very optimistic about Avon’s future recovery. He spoke about his leadership challenges to his alma…

Glorious Graduation

Written by Miriam Taylor, 2018 PRINZ Student Ambassador, AUT University In a swish of black garb, Sarah readied herself at the base of the stairs. One foot in front of another she mounts the stage, determined that her choice of [fabulous but slightly tight] heels aren’t going to ruin this moment. As she moves in…

Why you won’t remember this blog

Written by Carl Davidson, Research First Ltd If you’re in the business of influencing others (to buy something, to believe something, or to act differently), then it’s critical that you understand how the human brain really works. One of the important lessons emerging from the social sciences is that our intuitions about ourselves and others…

What got you here won’t get you there. How to set the direction for your own career

Written by Annalie Brown, PRINZ member Having made the successful leap across the chasm that appears to reside between being an organisational senior leader and being a senior comms practitioner in New Zealand, Helen Morgan-Banda had some sage advice for Central Region members. Now the CEO of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, Helen…