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Old 28th Nov 2008, 20:26
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Thumbs up Air NZ CEO Performance re crash in Med

So often extremely negative views are held of airline CEOs.

I would just like to say that I am extremely impressed with the manner in which Rob Fyfe, CEO of Air NZ, has handled himself and of the way in which he has presented Air NZ to the media in the last 24 hours.

I cannot comment on how the company has dealt with the families as I am not directly connected and would not presume to comment on their behalf but externally it looks as though that has been handled very well also.

Rob Fyfe take a bow !
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 21:32
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I agree completely. We only saw snippets on the news on this side of the ditch but there were some hallmarks of a real leader evident - sincerity and honesty.
Sincere condolences to the families involved.
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 21:46
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Yup earned his $$'s!! Can forgive every second word being an uhm due circumstance.
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 23:49
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he's done a fine job under God awful circumstances.
I believe he's spoken to all the next of kin.That's a tough job.
Being in charge of people who have been killed on the job must be very distessing.

Deepest sympathies to all involved.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 12:01
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hear hear...top job Rob on a very tough day...a true leader...
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 15:13
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3 News > Video > Campbell Live > Air New Zealand CEO discusses air tragedy

I'm not sure if this link works overseas.. but it's of a interview Campbell Live did with Fyfe on Friday afternoon...

My hat goes off to you Mr Fyfe for your handling of what must be one of the most difficult things that a CEO of an airline would ever have to face or deal with.
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 11:43
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Terrible waste of good men, and a lovely aeroplane, certainly well handled in dreadful circumstances. I think it goes without saying, Air New Zealand, we cannot imagine how you feel, but if it helps the rest of us are pretty well stunned by the loss as well.
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 20:27
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Cypher,

I have only seen snippets up until now so watched the linked video. I must agree, Rob's humanity is strongly on display.

There is a different type of leadership required during crisis and Rob comes across as having bucket loads of it.

My warmest condolences to the families.
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 23:18
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He's still showing outstanding leadership under extremely difficult circumstances :

Airbus crash speculation 'destructive': Air NZ chief | theage.com.au
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Old 1st Dec 2008, 00:48
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Shame this CEO doesn't live here in OZ, I'd bet a few would want to steal him to take the controls of a certain other Airline Co. that has had a very poor CEO track record 'till now. Refreshing to read such well handled comments A human at the top, rare !



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Old 1st Dec 2008, 18:56
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Interesting to note that on his way over to France he helped out with the drinks in economy, a simple gesture in a difficult time
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 05:38
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What does "CEO" mean?

It means Chief Executive Officer,. not Emergency Public Relations Manager.

Fyfe should have stayed at his desk, rather than conducting this silly media handwringing exercise. He is paid to run the company, not stand on on a beach in France looking out to sea.
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 06:09
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ampan. you are a twit. An unfeeling, selfish twit. Go lick some more windows..........
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Actually he is paid to lead.

And he demonstrated exemplary leadership by the way he conducted himself and by extension by the way Air NZ conducted itself.

It is refreshing to see a true leader in a business

People may disagree with the way that he conducts the business of the company from time to time, but that is part of being a leader - it isnt a popularity contest, but when it comes to crisis such as these - the mark of the man is in his conduct.

From where I sit - and I openly admit I only have press reports to go by - he seems to have done a good job.

We hang shit on management at nearly every opportunity, we should take the opportunity to congratulate on those odd occasions when it is warranted.
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 09:34
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I disagree

that's one more example of leading from the front. I am impressed and I know at least one Air NZ crew member reconsidering the redundancy package, feeling more than ever part of a tightly knit family.

Too rarely do we get to tip our hats to airline management, by the time this incident has settled down, perhaps someone can relay these compliments up the line.
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 05:40
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It is refreshing to see a true leader in a business
example of leading from the front.
It certainly is. So many confuse leadership and management. Air NZ's top manager provides the company with leadership. If you want a good example of the difference then compare Rob and Geoff. They are both managers, only one is a leader.
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are you guys looking for a job or something?
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 00:03
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Looking for a job?

I have been employed as a pilot in Air NZ since just after Erebus, and obviously have experienced every CEO post Morrie Davis. Ralph Norris was the best, Rob is a close second. The rest were crap. The Brierly Investments era was a nightmare. Credit is due the man.
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 02:36
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Firstly, could I also extend my sincere condolences to the families involved. Indeed to everyone effected by this tragic event.

Secondly, I work for neither Air NZ or Qantas. Therefore no personal axe to grind!
The biggest asset a company has is its employees. So congratulations for Mr Fyfe's example of leading from the front & showing that he cares for them. Stark contrast to the "leadership" example set by a certain Mr Dixon.
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Stark contrast to the "leadership" example set by a certain Mr Dixon.
Geoff Dixon would not know the meaning of that word.
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