Three Kiwi Leaders

I receive a weekly newsletter as part of my subscription to New Zealand Management and wanted to share three articles from this.

All pieces are about leadership in New Zealand business from the perspective of 3 very well respected Kiwis.

Andrew Ferrier from Fonterra (okay, he’s Canadian) talks about the tall poppy syndrome and the effect this has on big business success in New Zealand.

Rob Fyfe from Air New Zealand shares 4 key principles that define his approach to business – treat everybody like a friend, be yourself, make stuff happen, and take pride in what you do.

And Stephen Tindall, founder of The Warehouse, believes that actions speak louder than words and that it is important to get the right people on the bus.

I often find it difficult to find online articles  featuring Kiwi heroes (aside from newspaper stories). We are regularly inundated with information on the leadership and entrepreneurial qualities of people like Steve Jobs and Richard Branson that it is easy to forget that New Zealand also has its share of great business leaders.