Blog | Winsborough

Gus speaks with NZ Herald about his presentation at 2017 NZ CEO Summit.

Posted by Winsborough on May 5, 2017 4:20:08 PM

Winsborough CEO, Gus McIntosh shared insights from the recent Winsborough New Zealand CEO Survey at the CEO Summit.  For a sneak preview of the survey results, watch this video courtesy of the New Zealand Herald... and stay tuned for the release of the full report coming soon!

Read More

Topics: CEOs, events

What do high performing leadership teams look like?

Posted by Winsborough on Mar 10, 2017 3:36:00 PM

How do you know what an effective leadership team looks like? Although we’ve come a long way in identifying what makes organisations successful, many companies still struggle with the make-up of their leadership teams.

Winsborough’s “The effectiveness of senior teams” research revealed five factors effective leadership teams have in common. “We compard the data of the executives who rated their teams positively with those who rated them poorly and identified key factors where the gap in performance was widest between these two groups,” says Gus McIntosh, Winsborough CEO.

Read More

Topics: NZ leadership, leadership research

To New Zealand leaders, personality fit is key

Posted by Winsborough on Mar 3, 2017 3:26:56 PM

PwC's NZ CEO Survey 2017 recently revealed that 53% of CEOs will be increasing the headcount of their organisation this year. With new recruits comes the task of integrating them into the organisation - not just in terms of work but also socially.

Read More

Topics: NZ leadership

What can New Zealand CEOs do to become more effective leaders?

Posted by Dave Winsborough on Feb 27, 2017 9:56:30 AM

It’s perfectly natural to look towards the top of any organisation to find examples of good leadership; the ranks of Prime Ministers, Presidents and CEOs ought to offer lots of exemplars. After all, as the adage has it, cream always rises to the top. The problem, however, is that there are many things besides cream that float. And in many organisations people at the top arrived there on the basis of their ability to navigate the hierarchy and play politics more than their ability to lead. That’s because human groups have a natural tendency to elect self-centered, overconfident and narcissistic individuals as leaders. 

Read More

Topics: NZ leadership, CEOs

What New Zealand CEOs should really be focusing on

Posted by Winsborough on Feb 17, 2017 4:46:05 PM

Hot off the press, PwC has just released its 2017 20th annual NZ CEO survey, revealing that the issue that NZ CEOs are most concerned about is the speed of technological change and shortage of key skills.

Read More

Topics: NZ leadership, leadership research

Work with human nature and organise teamwork as a series of sprints

Posted by Gus McIntosh on Jan 19, 2017 10:03:08 AM

The industrial revolution introduced piecework, in which payment is linked to individual productivity, and the scientific management of Frederick Taylor had workers arranged on production lines in late 19th century.  Atomising work was everything. 

Read More

Topics: Insider

Why are women still losing the promotion wars?

Posted by Gus McIntosh on Dec 27, 2016 9:02:00 AM

How do you identify a leader? Time and again studies have shown that characteristics like drive, confidence, and asserting a point of view are seen as ‘leaderlike’.

Read More

Topics: Insider