CONTENTS: AUGUST 2010

COVER STORY
Wanted: Great NZ leaders

The Top 200 Campaign
This year’s Deloitte/Management magazine Top 200 Companies campaign, ‘Understanding the New World’, examines six major contemporary issues and opportunities for business. This month, an analysis of leadership issues.

What NZ needs from its leaders
New Zealand is rich in potential, says Reg Birchfield. But it does not have the leaders required to realise that potential. He has been talking to top Kiwi leaders about where New Zealand is weak and how we need to grow.

FEATURES
LEADERSHIP: Caring CEOs of THE FUTURE
The new business world is becoming so fast and so complex, the job description of leader has had to change. Brenda Ward asked the experts what you need to succeed.

LEADERSHIP: The curse of the overachiever
If you believe too many executives think, “It’s all about me”, you’re right. Research shows that an ethos celebrating individual achievements has been shoving aside other motivations, including empowering people, say Hay Group Boston’s Scott W Spreier, Mary H Fontaine and Ruth L Malloy.

LEADERSHIP: CEOs struggle to cope
Many CEOs feel inadequately equipped to deal with the complexities of modern business.

LEADERSHIP: man of passion
The young people who will follow our leaders into society give inspirational Kiwi Graeme Dingle confidence in New Zealand’s future. Brenna Cukier, 17, interviewed him.

LEADERSHIP: Escalator women
How can women move to the next level in management? Dame Jenny Shipley tells Brenda Ward about an exciting new initiative from Global Women.

LEADERSHIP: Energy to burn
Young engineer Brett Christie has gathered 3000 young professionals into networking groups around the country – and this overachiever still finds time to be fitness instructor. Janine Ogier is amazed.

SMART COMPANY: big fish in the pond
Daniel Robertson was university student when he launched an online book retailing company. It’s now turning over $50 million year, proving that small Fishpond can swim in big net, says Brenda Ward.

FACE TO FACE: Jeffrey Wigand –
‘Don’t call me whistle-blower’
Just how different is Jeffery Wigand from the character Russell Crowe played in The Insider? Reg Birchfield found that the man who exposed tobacco’s deadly governance practices is even more heroic in real life.

EDUCATION: The right school
Private schools are no longer the sole domain of the wealthy and privileged. Those involved in the industry say they are an important way to exercise choice in education.

NZIM’s FOCUS ON MANAGEMENT
Young Executive of the Year – looking for that wow factor; Regional News; Member comment: Phil Ker FNZIM, chief executive, Otago Polytechnic

EDITOR’S LETTER
IN TOUCH: News & Views
FOCUS
ON THE MOVE
EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT
VOICE: Phone the future, ET
NZIM: Bounce the bonus
Reg Birchfield

JUST GOOD BUSINESS
CASE STUDY: The cost of disability
Vicki Jayne
SUSTAINABILITY: Business saving the planet
Peter Neilson

OPINION
BOOKCASE
Reg Birchfield, Brenda Ward
POLITICS: What style is our leader?
Colin James
AS I SEE IT: Luke Dallow
ECONOMICS: It’s question of management
Bob Edlin

ADVICE
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: Under the knife
Peter Tynan
TOP TIPS: Ten things to learn about Facebook
Linda Coles

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