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COVER STORY

World Class New Zealand
What Does it Take?
As Kea NZ knows only too well, this country pumps out some brilliant individuals. Like the winners of this year’s World Class NZ Awards, they’re talented, savvy and easily able to foot it on the global stage. But, as country, we struggle to create shared vision for our nation’s reputation, brand and future prospects. Nick Grant asks six leading Kiwi businesspeople to talk about their own vision for Brand NZ in fast-changing world.

FEATURES

Stories of NZ Enterprise Success
Primary purpose – are we adding value to the food basket?
The roots of New Zealand’s economy are dug deep into primary sector that still earns the bulk of this country’s income. But are we making the most of our food basket heritage? Vicki Jayne does her own digging.

Face to Face: Thomas Pippos – Inheriting the mantle of leadership
For Thomas Pippos, role as CEO of Deloitte New Zealand has been lifetime in the making. Ensconced in the top seat since November last year, he brings to the job keen sense of legacy born from having worked alongside many of the firm’s brightest leaders and professional life dedicated to squaring up to complex challenges. By Ruth Le Pla.

People Management: Rubbing along nicely
Working with some of life’s difficult people? Try focusing on their performance rather than on the individual, says Margaret Inge-Frost.

Focus on Wellington: The coolest little business capital
The oft-maligned weather plays positive role in Wellington’s dynamic business culture, writes Vivienne McLean.

NZIM’s Focus On Management
Exciting opportunities for closer trans-Tasman relationship; Member comment from Nici Hammer; Regional news; Upcoming management courses.

EDITOR’S LETTER
INBOX: News and views
FOCUS: Randstad Awards
AS I SEE IT: John Evans
MANAGERS ABROAD: Kirsty Graham
NZIM: Coming: ready or not – Trade with Asia Reg Birchfield
EXECS ON THE MOVE
EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

OPINION

POLITICS: Dark arts: missing in action Colin James
ECONOMICS: Pride and austerity Bob Edlin
LEADERSHIP: The troubling truth about leadership Reg Birchfield
THOUGHT LEADER: Why NZ must get tech-smart Susan Carlow
BOOKCASE: The End of Leadership; What Matters Now Reg Birchfield

ADVICE

EXECUTIVE HEALTH: One small step for mankind Peter Tynan
TOP TIPS: How to manage conflict Mark Wager

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