Author Archives: Cherri Holland

About Cherri Holland

Fascinated with business, brains and how to use the brains on the payroll to make business buzz.

The Human Race in an AI era

When John Bell was challenged to transform Fletcher Building’s group technology function so the business could grow and differentiate in the market, he put the human element front and centre, with a ‘transform from within’ approach. (See Reference) “You just … Continue reading

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The Productivity Budget

Budget commentary over the last few days has included the fact that NZers work some of the longest hours in the OECD and are among the lowest in productivity. Some explain this in terms of infrastructure investment (or lack thereof), … Continue reading

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Negativity an issue in your business?

Do you have staff who: hold you/your operation hostage? suck the life out of everyone, including you? drain your energy and leave you feeling exhausted? complain about everything (and nothing)? are simply ‘high maintenance’? Who knows………it is possible that due … Continue reading

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Customer as King or pawn?

Before my father went into marketing, he was in sales management and took sales training seriously. This was the era of John Cleese training videos and my brothers and I always had the first viewing of the latest comedic masterpiece. … Continue reading

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Leadership – leading from down under

It is Leadership Week in New Zealand. http://sirpeterblaketrust.org/leadershipweek How apt. A week when we have welcomed back Emirates Team New Zealand with the oldest sporting trophy – the Auld Mug (a.k.a. The America’s Cup). It is time to consider what … Continue reading

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Lucy in the sky….

I was struck by an interview with Lucy* a few days ago as she described her work (paying her dues to society) as part of the ground crew setting up for WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance – 17-19 … Continue reading

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All you need is love………

Charles M. Schulz  wrote “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” What’s this to do with business (even if one of the most commercial holidays – Valentine’s Day – is just around the … Continue reading

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