Kerridge & Partners Blog

Claire Denison
New Zealand has a history of leading the way in many different areas, from giving women the vote, to introducing screw caps on wine bottles. However, it appears we are lagging behind on numerous best practices associated with corporate governance. Diversity is an area that has been given a great
Peter Kerridge
Theresa May, U.K.’s Prime Minister, made waves last week in a speech where she called upon business leaders to play a role in sharing the wealth that has been created by their businesses with the people working for them. It is very hard to see a time when the leader of the “pro-business, right of
Peter Kerridge
Our inaugural leadership conference was an opportunity for current and aspiring leaders in the New Zealand market to gather together, share ideas, and hear a range of different views on the topic of leadership. It was yet another example of Kerridge & Partners’ commitment to acting as a hub in the
Peter Kerridge
As we rush headlong into Christmas with the usual frenzy of activity that characterises the Antipodean pre-holiday scramble, I reflect on how grateful I am that I decided to take a three-month sabbatical earlier in the year. I also reflected on the number of senior executives who attend overseas
Peter Kerridge
It has been a good year at Kerridge & Partners. We can even go so far as to say it has been a great year. The festive season is a time to reflect and celebrate a year’s worth of hard work and achievements and most importantly, to give acknowledgment to those who have contributed to our growth
Peter Kerridge
The role of HR is a global hot topic. The evolution of leadership trends, organisational demands and technology means that HR can no longer be a ‘back office’ necessity. Instead, HR is being called forward by visionary leaders to be an enabler of advancement. Kerridge & Partners have seen a number
Peter Kerridge
Whilst John key’s resignation came as a shock to many, it might just have provided an example to many CEOs as to managing their exit. There are many aspects of life as a CEO that are addictive: You get invited to all the parties; people treat you differently; you get to meet some astonishingly
Peter Kerridge
At the recent Kerridge & Partners Leadership Conference, Andrew Grant from McKinsey talked of a world where there is going to be a greater number of dislocations, sudden changes in input pricing, market dynamics, exchange rates and other key contextual metrics each of which can lead to major
Peter Kerridge
Much has been made of the imperfections in the American media recently as the post-mortem continues on the American election result. It is very easy to look from a New Zealand perspective and be a little naive as to how "independent" our media here are. If we consider media to be a whole host of
Peter Kerridge
In our quest to transform the leadership landscape of New Zealand, we often reflect on the kind of clients we work with and the extent to which in assisting them we are advancing our vision and being true to ourselves. There are some very obvious no-go companies for us. We have decided not to work
Peter Kerridge
To be clear, we are not saying that performance-based bonuses are a bad thing. We do suggest that there is too little debate in the boardroom and it might just be a mistake to accept the “conventional wisdom” that prevails. So what would the case be against paying bonuses? We break it down into a
Peter Kerridge
It is often said that any leader requires some ego. So how does one determine the optimum level? Ego is easier to spot when it is there and harder to spot when it is not. Here are some warning signs: #1 If you put your car keys on a meeting table so that others might get a glimpse of the brand of