Air New Zealand and The Warehouse were rated the 1st and 3rd most respected brands in terms of New Zealand's 2016 Corporate Reputation Index, published on the 1st April. These results have been achieved in what are arguably two of the toughest and most competitive industries (airlines and retail).
Hats off to Ralph Norris, Rob Fyfe and Christopher Luxon, past and present CEOs at Air New Zealand, and all the 10,800 staff who make our air travel a great experience.
"We recognise that a highly engaged workforce will increase Air New Zealand's innovation, productivity and delivery of our GO BEYOND vision."
Let's also doff our caps to show respect to Mark Powell (and his 12,000 strong team), who for the last four years invested in developing leadership and driving up staff engagement even when the pressure from the stock market was relentless to cut costs and deliver year-on-year increases in earnings.
"We regard our employees at the Warehouse as our greatest asset."
~ Mark Powell
Over the last decade, ISL had the privilege of being trusted by these two outstanding companies to support the leadership development of some of their most senior executives (Rob Fyfe sponsored 40 Air New Zealand leaders on ISL programmes, and Mark Powell, an ISL alumnus, sponsored 55 senior Warehouse leaders).
In addition to the contribution of ISL, both companies have invested significantly with in-house leadership development and attendance at world class business schools overseas. Its clear that the best companies recognise that leadership drives staff engagement, customer engagement and enterprise performance.
Dr. Geoff Lorigan
Director, Institute for Strategic Leadership