Kerridge & Partners Blog

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
Peter Kerridge
In an increasingly global and complex operating environment, the boundaries of the CFO are shifting. Drawing on trends in our recent appointments and a body of insight from key summits around the world, we have observed an evolution in both the function of a CFO and their breadth of responsibility.
Peter Kerridge
One cannot help but admire Albert Brantley. As the first speaker of the Kerridge & Partners Leadership Series, Albert, the recently appointed CEO of Ōtākaro, is arrestingly calm and collected throughout our breakfast conversation held on the 1 July 2016 in Auckland. Chee Wei Kwan, a Partner at
Michelle Gallagher
For more than a decade, Kerridge & Partners have lived by the ethos and mantra of changing the leadership landscape of New Zealand. Never has this statement been more true than our recent executive search to appoint the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the New Child Entity (NCE) for the State
Peter Kerridge
Kerridge & Partners were delighted to be given the opportunity to design and deliver a 2-day “Creating and Leading Change” workshop on 16-17 February 2016 for the Organisational Solutions (OS) group, Ministry of Social Development. Facing fiscal constraints, yet needing to deliver major change
Michelle Gallagher
When most people join a new company, or take a new role, they get excited about the responsibilities, challenges and developments ahead for them. Values of the company they are joining end up being priority number 2. I’m thinking, we might need to re-examine the value of corporate values. How many
Michelle Gallagher
Leadership is an art form in its own right. However, in the current context of a fast-paced corporate world where change and innovation are the cogs of success, it’s essential to paint a picture as a creative, bold leader. Transformation and change are becoming pillars for businesses to lean on,
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