CONTENTS : DECEMBER 2006 • VOL 53, NO 11

Cover Story : OUR TOP 200 COMPANIES – BUILT TO GROW
Which companies defied the past year’s pessimistic economic outlook to demonstrate solid, even stellar, performance? Who is helping to change the face of our economy? We celebrate the corporate and individual pacemakers and groundbreakers of New Zealand’s economy. By Vicki Jayne

Remuneration : JUST DESERTS: REWARDING EXPERIENCES
Should companies flash the cash or rev up the benefits of the company car? Sheffield’s Sherry Maier on what her organisation’s local remuneration surveys reveal.

Face to Face : HOWARD FANCY: MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Education is something nearly everyone has an opinion about – which means that Howard Fancy has probably had more gratuitous advice than most CEOs on how to do his job. So how does this self-described “rigorous pragmatist” measure his own success as head of the Ministry of Education? By Vicki Jayne

Mission Statements : PRAISE THE LORD – AND PASS THE PROFITS
UK-based writer Joe Cushnan questions the religious fervour behind corporate mission statements.

Technology :HOT STUFF: THIS YEAR’S TOP TECHNOLOGIES, PLUS WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2007
IDC’s country manager Graeme Muller and industry blogger Richard MacManus (of ReadWriteWeb) summarise this year’s ICT trends and discuss what’s likely to be hot in 2007. By Mark Evans

Executive Cars : ACHILLES WHEEL – GREEN WITH ENVY
What will it take to get top executives into environmentally friendly motors? By Vikki Bland

Business Excellence : AIMING FOR EXCELLENCE – WHEN NAVEL GAZING IS NOT ENOUGH
Being best in the world is not something that happens overnight – but bunch of diverse Kiwi organisations are proving they’ve got the credentials to stay the business excellence course. By Vicki Jayne

Deloitte/Management magazine 2006 TOP 200
• Executive of the Year – Greg Muir, Pumpkin Patch
• Company of the Year – Fletcher Building
• Young Executive of the Year – Brett Gamble, Solid Energy
•Chairperson of the Year – Gary Paykel
•Ethical Governance Award – Snowy Peak
•Visionary Leader – Sir Roger Douglas
•Most Improved Performance Award – Meridian Energy
•Best Growth Strategy – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
•Emerging Enterprise – Open Country Cheese
•Judges
•Top 200 Companies
•Top 30 Financial Companies

Plus
• Editor’s Letter
• InTouch
• As I See It

Opinion
• Thought Leaders – Bryan Gundersen
• Politics – Colin James
• Economics – Bob Edlin

Savvy
• NZIM – David Chapman
• Bookcase – Reg Birchfield, Jonathan Dodd, Tom Frewen, Virginia Goldblatt, Ian F Grant, Vicki Jayne, Ruth Le Pla
• Corporate Governance – James Nelson

Advice
• TechWise – Mark Evans
• Sustainability – Richard Aitken
• After Thought – Kevin Gaunt

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