Kerridge & Partners Blog

Christine
I am exactly 38 pages in and I am held in rapture. By Sheryl Sandberg, that is. Granted, I probably have not yet gotten to the juiciest parts of her bestselling book ‘Lean In’ yet, and therefore arguably not in the position to write this. But I don’t care. Because the chapter I just read – titled
Peter Kerridge
Even some of the best leaders can have blind spots for low performers. The theory that I have developed over the years is that many leaders have a blind spot and that the blind spot is linked to an individual in their team who is just not quite as special as they think they are. The rest of the team
Michelle Gallagher
As Brendon McCullum’s tour of duty with the Black Caps comes to an end, what can leaders learn from his experiences? Courage – First and foremost Brendon McCullum is a courageous leader. He is someone who can inspire a team and turnaround a situation, someone who always believes that it is possible
Michelle Gallagher
A common workplace pressure, media headline and political promise; the need for diversity is a prominent problem and constant thought in the mind of any employer. It is true that the stats outlining diversity in the workplace around gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age and mental or physical
Peter Kerridge
I’ve had many people contact me since I wrote the blog on the “$25 million Chief Executive”. This is a follow-up capturing at least in part some of the concerns that have been expressed to me on the subject of Chief Executive pay. Many have quoted organisations who have overpaid very poor performing
Christine
‘Tis the season to be jolly. Or is it? With the Christmas season now upon us in a flurry of shopping carts, multi-storeyed discounts and more candy canes than one can bear, it is hard pressed to find a quiet moment to reflect whether this truly is the season that everyone is jolly. Just take a look
Christine
If there were good cops and bad cops in an organisation, the risk division would almost always be painted as the latter. Chief Risk Officers, more affectionately known as ‘CROs’, are often thought to be tough taskmasters, stamping a big red ‘No’ across business plans to innovate and grow. This
Peter Kerridge
With the festive season fast upon us, our 11th since we started the business, it is time for us to celebrate the not-for-profit businesses that we’ve chosen to support in lieu of Christmas cards. We’ve all been moved and indeed saddened by the events in Syria and to that end inspired to make a
Peter Kerridge
The issue of Chief Executive pay is one that we know vexes many. In the work of our executive search practice, we see the market forces playing out “in real time”. Talent is in short supply and, at the most senior levels, the numbers of leaders in the country who can fill any given position is
Michelle Gallagher
Throughout university I was no different to any other student lost in translation; not knowing where to go, what I wanted to do or where I wanted to end up. I took the courses I was interested in with no practical knowledge of where this would take me in the future. I did, however, come to the
Michelle Gallagher
As part of our strategic partnership with IESE – ranked the world #1 business school by the Financial Times for its custom executive programmes – with our partner Cheewei Kwan serving as an advisor in the Asia-pacific region, we were delighted to host one of IESE’s leading faculty members, Professor
Michelle Gallagher
25% is the target for female representation on board of directors in New Zealand. It is a movement whose progression has been well-discussed, both by the media but more purposefully by the 25% Group. Formed in 2012, its intention has been to spearhead the issue as a network of business leaders.