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Virtual Leadership: Five Skills

Five-star advice from Frog Recruitment on the ever-changing skills required for effective leadership. Written at the height of Covid, the challenges addressed remain just as ...

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Business Coaching Expert Spotlight… Sam Shosanya

Sam Shosanya is the newest member of The Icehouse coaching team. Former CEO of Paper Plus Group and with an extensive executive leadership background in the UK, Australia and ...

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Time to get more efficient. Advice for Owner Managers – Updated

The Icehouse published this article in October 2019, after a new report recognised that 40% of an entrepreneur’s time is spent on non-revenue-related activities (WeWork). So ...

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How to Create Commercial Value for Your Business: 10 Focus Areas - Updated

Here are ten steps to creating short-term success, long-term growth and building a succession plan for you and your business. This is a repost of a previous blog by Icehouse ...

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Leaders: Are They Born or Made? Updated

This is a repost from a previous blog written by Liz Wotherspoon, Chief Executive of Growth at The Icehouse, was first published in NZBusiness Magazine in 2018 and is as ...

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Business Coaching Expert Spotlight… David Fleming

David Fleming is the subject of our latest coaching profile. Based in Christchurch, David has more than 30 years’ senior management experience, and has a proven 20-year track ...

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Business Coaching Expert Spotlight… Kevin Bailey

Kevin Bailey is the subject of our latest coaching profile. Based in Christchurch, Kevin has worked for all four of New Zealand’s biggest banks and has been a business mentor ...

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Financial upskilling for a stronger business: Updated

Gaining and maintaining financial control of your business is a superpower for owners and managers. This blog from 2020 outlines the many advantages in your key non-financial ...

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Business Owner Programme and the bay of opportunities

The Bay of Plenty is sitting at the top of the current rankings for annual domestic GDP, according to figures from Stats NZ released in March 2021. ‘Boosted by construction and ...

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Leaders Exchange: The value of leadership reset and reconnection

Jo Clayton, Programme Facilitator at The Icehouse, outlines why there’s never been a better time for leaders to reset and reconnect with their businesses through The Icehouse’s

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