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A New Standard of Leadership

Bill George wrote in the Harvard Business School article about four titans of leadership,  who defined a new era in business during the past decade.  All of  these leaders have recently finished their tenures:  PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi, Unilever’s Paul Polman, Mayo Clinic’s John Noseworthy, and US Bancorp’s Richard Davis. Bill looks at how each of these leaders recognised  the need for business to contribute to society in meaningful ways, not just profit from it.&nb...

January 16, 2019

7 Ways to Avoid Self-Sabotage

REPOST:    BY RYAN PENDELL Have you seen The Onion headline "Study: Anxiety Resolved By Thinking About It Real Hard"?If you have multiple Strategic Thinking themes in CliftonStrengths (Strategic, Intellection, Learner, Ideation, Analytical, etc.) -- this headline probably sums up your daily struggle pretty well. When in doubt, think more!A tendency toward strategic thinking has a lot of benefits on a team. You can identify roadblocks for others far in advance. ...

January 9, 2019

“Keeping up with the Kaumatua”

Until I met Rangimahora Reddy, I did not know anything about Rauawaawa Kaumatua Charitable Trust (Rauawaawa), its location, the depth and breath of services it offers across health and well-being, education and activities to support and enhance the quality of life of Kaumatua. I was impressed.  The warmth of welcome, the immediate sense of community and a strong feeling of belonging – gosh what more could one want of a community facility. Rauawaawa is located in Colombo Street, Frankton, ...

December 19, 2018

Kingsley Fink – Tristam Marine

Waikato Business News talks to Kingsley Fink about Tristram Marine, the journey of the business and of his experience of the CELF programme.Kingsley’s reflected on his learnings and insight gained from the programme and of the valuable connections he has made. ...

August 13, 2018

Alumni appointed as new CEO to Xtreme Zero Waste

Congratulations Cheryl, CELFie Alumni 2018 takes the lead at Raglans leading community enterprise Xtreme Zero Waste. Xtreme Chair, Fiona McNabb said, “The stage one focus for Cheryl to undertake is to strengthen and re-position the core business before we launch into this new phase of […]...

August 4, 2018

CELF has appointed a new executive director.

The Community & Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF) has appointed a new executive director. Tania Witheford will take up the position from July 9, 2018.Tania has spent the past four years as Cambridge Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive officer. During her time there, the membership base has grown, and she further developed a strong family of sponsors and partners. Throughout her career Tania has shown that she is a strong advocate for the business community.  “Tania is very ...

June 28, 2018

Congratulations to our Class of 2018 CELFies

We are so very proud to announce the third CELF Elevate Programme cohort, with new and returning sponsors. Congratulations on your selection and participation in the 2017 – 2018 programme! Click here for more information....

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