Contents

COVER STORY
State sector shake up
Canterbury quakes drive change
The Christchurch earthquakes have boosted government resolve to drive through the most radical overhaul of New Zealand public sector management in at least 20 years. Could management innovation finally flourish in the corridors of power? Reg Birchfield reports.

FEATURES

Stories of NZ Enterprise Success
Bucking the trend
How well does our finance sector stack up in the new realities of post-GFC world? And has it picked up on the risk management lessons that the GFC provided? Nick Grant goes in search of answers.

Face to Face: Wanted: Women in high places
New NZX rules could help give women an almighty shove into top business roles. ASB boss Barbara Chapman is all in favour, she tells Ruth Le Pla.

Technology: Head in the cloud?
Forget the geek-speak, cloud computing brings business great big bunch of strategic benefits, Vivienne McLean reports.

NZIM’s Focus On Management
NZIM mentoring expands; Member comment from Dan Coward; Regional news; Upcoming management courses.

OPINION
POLITICS: Government role gets rethink Colin James
ECONOMICS: UK bends minds over tax Bob Edlin
LEADERSHIP: Calling all state sector leaders Reg Birchfield
THOUGHT LEADER: Adopt the gratitude attitude Tim Roberts
BOOKCASE: Management theories and fads Reg Birchfield

ADVICE
EXECUTIVE HEALTH: Open all hours Peter Tynan

EDITOR’S LETTER
INBOX: News and views
FOCUS: Leadership NZ Leadership Week Dinner; NZ PMO Symposium
AS I SEE IT: Tait Grindley
MANAGERS ABROAD: Sam Barclay
NZIM: Diversity – fact or fad? Reg Birchfield
EXECS ON THE MOVE
EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

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