Blog | Winsborough

Review on Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic's book- The Talent Delusion.

Posted by Sonya Cowen on Jul 25, 2017 1:08:14 PM


Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic – author of The Talent Delusion, Why data, not intuition, is the key to unlocking human potential will be speaking at the Winsborough Future Trends Conference 2017 in Auckland and in Wellington. For more details on the event and booking your tickets click below

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Topics: talent, hogan, future trends

Trust and safety in senior teams

Posted by Winsborough on Jul 13, 2017 10:39:11 AM


The Winsborough Senior Team Survey 2017 looked at the elements that underpin senior team performance and those that detract from it.

One of the objectives of the survey was to consider the importance of trust and safety while comparing perceptions of high performing teams with less effective teams.

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Topics: NZ leadership, CEOs, Teamwork, highperformance

Time matters too: more strategy, less transaction

Posted by Winsborough on Jun 28, 2017 11:38:22 AM

 The Winsborough Senior Team Survey 2017 Report found that clarity, in regards to where and how time is spent, is paramount to any organisation. This correlates to the idea that high performing senior teams will learn to resist a pull towards working in day-to-day orientated tasks. In this blog we will discuss the long term strategy and goals senior staff should be focused on, a direction which intends to keep them away from the day-to-day ‘transactional’ work of their teams.  

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Topics: NZ leadership, CEOs, time management, delegation

The Winsborough Senior Team Survey - Infographic Summary

Posted by Winsborough on Jun 20, 2017 1:38:27 PM

The Winsborough 2017 Senior Team Survey Report presents key insights into what underpins senior team performance and what detracts from it; and simple actions to improve senior team performance.

Below is just a snapshot but you can download the full infographic summary too.


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Topics: NZ leadership, leadership research, CEOs, leadership

Why Team Process Matters

Posted by Winsborough on Jun 13, 2017 12:27:05 PM



Teamwork comes from the top, so it follows that a high-performing senior team will result in a high-performing organisation. While many organisations invest in training for individual leaders, development of teams is rare. Undervaluing team process in this way can lead to a lack of awareness and improvement, which can have far-reaching effects.

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Topics: NZ leadership, leadership research, CEOs, Teamwork, team process

Teamwork at the top

Posted by Winsborough on Jun 6, 2017 10:06:51 AM


The Winsborough Senior Team Survey 2017 Report has shed light on the key challenges facing leadership in New Zealand organisations.

What is very clear is that ‘teamwork at the top’ matters. The major challenges facing the effectiveness of senior teams are not the individuals in the team - in fact most top teams consist of exceptionally talented members. The challenges and opportunities instead come from how these individuals connect, co-ordinate and align.

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Topics: NZ leadership, leadership research, CEOs

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!

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Topics: NZ leadership, CEOs