CONTENTS : AUGUST 2007, Vol 54 No 7

COVER STORY : Same Game, New Rules – The new rules of engagement for business versus unions
It was once characterised as the great workplace divide – managers for the company; unions for the workers. clash of ideologies in opposing power structures. Now companies encourage employee engagement and our biggest unions champion ‘partnership’. So how does the relationship look today? by Vicki Jayne

ACTION ASIA : The Shrinking World: Three Billion new capitalists, (almost) three years on
Clyde Prestowitz was in New Zealand last month as part of the Action Asia conference. Ruth Le Pla talked to him about the progress of globalisation, the trade debate and the implications of both.

LEADERSHIP : The Mainland Bites Back. Return of the Southern Man
The North Island dominates New Zealand in terms of population and economics but this year’s Sir Peter Blake Trust Emerging Leader Awards show the Mainland is making strong bid for due recognition. Six emerging leaders were named and the Sir Peter Blake Trust Medal was presented. Ellen Read unveils the winners.

PUBLIC SECTOR : Embracing the Masses. Public servants and the public’s voice
Bob Edlin examines why public value, and listening to the public, needs to be central to the public servant governance model.

FACT TO FACE : Diana Crossan – Giving Back
She may describe her career path as ‘crazed’ but the values that have powered Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan into range of leadership roles are rock solid. She wants her efforts to change things for the better. by Vicki Jayne.

EXECUTIVE TRAVEL : Leaving on Jet Plane – The changing world of business travel
Global terrorism threats, carbon footprints, work-life balance and executive health are just some of the things to consider when New Zealanders embark on business travel. Despite these, we are moving about the globe more than ever. Steve Hart explains.

IMAGE : Judgement Day – You have seven seconds to make good impression
In the time it takes you to read this story you and your company may have been judged and dismissed dozens of times, writes Steve Hart.


• Editor’s Letter
• InTouch
• As I see it


• Thought Leaders
Murray Edridge
• Politics
Colin James
• Economics
Bob Edlin


• Bookcase
Damon Birchfield, Reg Birchfield, Vicki Jayne
Kevin Gaunt


• Techwise
Mark Evans
• After Thought
Kevin Gaunt

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