Business leaders against National’s idea of imposing conditions on Funding for Lending

Navigation for News Categories Business leaders aren’t backing National Party’s call for the government to “rein in” the Reserve Bank and insist conditions be put around new funding. Business New Zealand head Kirk Hope and Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller / Dom Thomas The National Party wants the government to ensure…Continue Reading

What Inclusive Leaders Sound Like

Leaders across virtually every industry are pledging to be more inclusive; but if their actions and behaviors don’t support those values, the progress stops there. In their recent study, the authors applied a combination of computational linguistics, vocal mapping, and facial micro-expression analysis to determine what truly makes a leader inclusive in the eyes of an…Continue Reading

EU leaders demand bloc publishes no-deal planning as Brexit talks enter ‘final push’

Michel Barnier has told the European Commission that Brexit negotiators are in the “final push” to secure a trade deal with the UK.The EU’s chief negotiator (pictured) gave the update as senior diplomats warned that governments may begin enacting “emergency no-deal plans if a trade accord was not struck by Friday”, The Telegraph reports.Despite the…Continue Reading

World leaders hope for fresh start after Biden win

World leaders on Sunday cheered Joe Biden’s election as U.S. president as a chance to enhance cooperation on climate change, the coronavirus and other problems after four years of President Donald Trump’s rejection of international alliances.Trump had yet to concede defeat, but Western and Asian allies expressed hoped for a fresh start following Trump’s “American…Continue Reading

How the Best Leaders Answer “What Are We Here for?”

Marco Bottigelli/Getty Images In a crisis, the possibility of failure feels close. This often drives leaders into command-and-control mode: more-rigid schedules, tighter budgets, exaggerated targets, hyperbolic promises. Military metaphors proliferate. But during a crisis of deep ambiguity and uncertainty, what’s more important than the rhetorical demonstration of certainty is the formulation of a strong, shared…Continue Reading

The ABC needs its leaders to defend it, not white-ant it

The national broadcaster’s news director Gaven Morris fell into the trap of parroting News Corp’s ‘inner-city elites’ sledges. Not a good move.ABC director of news Gaven Morris (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)The Australian media has undergone unprecedented structural and ideological change over the past quarter-century. As it fractured and balkanised, so too did our political climate.In an…Continue Reading

Thai protest leaders, in hospital, face possible new charges

Three Thai pro-democracy protest leaders — all in hospital after chaotic scenes that erupted when they were released from prison — were facing possible new charges late Saturday.Panupong “Mike” Jadnok, Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul and Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak are among the best known faces of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement.A criminal court on Friday ordered the release of…Continue Reading

China’s top leaders meet this week to plan for the next five years. Here’s what to expect

People wearing masks pass by portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, on a street in Shanghai, China February 10, 2020.Aly Song | ReutersBEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping is about to deepen his mark on what could…Continue Reading