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Fiji Needs Visionary Leaders: Chief Justice Gates

What Fiji needs in our enterprises today is visionary leaders. And according to the Acting President, Chief Justice Anthony Gates, they are those who will rise to the challenge. This
06 Nov 2016 11:00
Fiji Needs Visionary Leaders: Chief Justice Gates
Five time winner... Vodafone Fiji Limited chief executive officer Pradeep Lal and his team receiving the President’s Award from Acting President, Chief Justice Anthony Gates, during the Fiji Business Excellence Awards at the Sheraton Fiji Resort at Denarau Island last night. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

What Fiji needs in our enterprises today is visionary leaders.

And according to the Acting President, Chief Justice Anthony Gates, they are those who will rise to the challenge. This is to steer their organisations to achieve excellence by introducing change to the whole organisation and taking ownership of these changes.

Chief Justice Gates officiated at the Fiji Business Excellence Awards before more than 700 guests representing more than 50 organisations at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Denarau Island last night.

He said: “Leadership is an important aspect in a successful endeavour. Wherever your organisation, division or department is at today should be as a result of your leader’s direction setting.”

Chief Justice Gates said the Fiji Business Excellence Awards was about building world-class organisations.

He said such awards prepared and set a non-perspective framework for the local organisations to be competitive globally.

He added that the Business Excellence Awards, which recognised excellent organisational performance, has emerged as an effective strategy to achieve efficiency, competitive edge and increased productivity.

“The Fiji Business Excellence Awards, as many of us know, promotes awareness of performance excellence as in increasingly important element in competitiveness.”

“It also promotes the sharing of successful performance strategies and the benefits derived from using these strategies.”

Chief Justice Gates commended the efforts of Fiji National University, National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) for upholding its national mandate to promote productivity and business excellence.

The annual awards is organised by the Fiji National University’s National Training and Productivity Centre – Department of Quality Awards.

 

Fiji Business Excellence President’s Award 2016 was awarded to:

Vodafone Fiji Limited

 

Seven organisations received the Fiji Business Excellence Prize Awards last night:

Nature’s Way Cooperative Fiji Limited

iTaueki Land Trust Board

Fiji Meteorological Services

Fiji Islands Revenue and Customs Authority

Fiji Ports Corporation Limited

Future Farms Limited

Amalgamated Pest Control

 

Five organisations received Commitment to Business Excellence Level:

FSC Information System Centre

Lautoka City Council

Hygiene and Sanitization Services

Nasinu Town Council

Rentokil Initial Limited
Nine organisations received Achievement in Business Excellence Awards:

Water Authority of Fiji

Lami Town Council

Department of National Archives of Fiji

Ministry of iTaukei Affairs

Naviti Resort

Warwick Fiji

Suva City Council

Judicial Department

Department of Legislature of Parliament

 

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Full coverage in tomorrow’s edition

Feedback: arishma.narayan@fijisun.com.fj



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