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COVER STORY

Parched planet
Leading in world with less water
Access to clean water will become one of the defining concerns of our lifetime. Business leaders must plan for world in which water and other natural resources will become increasingly scarce. By Ruth Le Pla.

Features

Productivity Series: Part 2
How to boost productivity
Organisations must have singular, sustained and people-focused management and leadership if they want to hike their productivity. Reg Birchfield says that means treating people with respect.

Face to Face: John Botica – Damage controller
The reputation of the financial services industry didn’t smell too good for while. Reg Birchfield talks with Guardian Trust’s managing director John Botica about how he’s trying to freshen up his company’s image.

Sustainability: Drawing on nature
As world leaders prepare for Rio+20, Desso’s Andrew Sibley sketches out the new environmental agenda. Cradle to cradle thinking, he says, provides blueprint for manufacturing.

Mobile Managers: Technology on the hoof
Five NZ business leaders share how they stay connected and on top of their game while on the move. By Hayley Barnett.

EDITOR’S LETTER
INBOX: News and views
FOCUS: Leadership NZ 2012 programme launch
AS I SEE IT: Max Harris
MANAGERS ABROAD: Sharon Fraser
NZIM: Simply productive … but needs managing: Reg Birchfield
TOP 200 THINKING: Don Braid
EXECS ON THE MOVE
EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

OPINION

POLITICS: Interest rates: from low to woe
Colin James

ECONOMICS: Parties square off over growth
Bob Edlin

LEADERSHIP: Memorable leadership?
Reg Birchfield

THOUGHT LEADER: Collaborate + compete
Rick Boven

BOOKCASE: Find your next; Screw business as usual; That used to be us
Reg Birchfield, Gill Lawrence, Ruth Le Pla

ADVICE

EXEC HEALTH: When colleague has cancer
Peter Tynan

TOP TIPS: Get smart with info management
Chris Gray

The Director

Corporate corruption: Are we as clean as we seem?
Reg Birchfield

Making directors more productive
Iain McCormick

Stand and deliver: Board and director accountability
Doug Matheson

How to avoid the director’s use by date
Jens Mueller

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