Contents : December 2008 • Vol 55 No 11

Cover Story : On The Brink – Poised on the Edge
The global economy may be in the midst of giant meltdown but many local companies have yet to feel the full financial impact. Latest figures for the country’s biggest businesses show the recession starting to bite but with only one or two quarters of recession included, the worst is yet to come through onto bottom lines. What sectors are likely to be worst affected and what can be done to make the best of the current economic climate? by Ellen Read

Face to Face : Andrew Harmos – Taking Stock
Committed to New Zealand: New NZX chair Andrew Harmos has long history in corporate New Zealand, with legal career spanning over 25 years. But his focus is on what’s to come – Harmos is committed to future in New Zealand and the future of New Zealand. by Ellen Read

Case Study : Provoking Solutions – Building the Business
Since winning the Young Executive of the Year award in 2007 Mason Pratt has been busy growing his Wellington-based software development company, Provoke Solutions. Leah Haines tells the company’s story.

Authentic leadership : The CEO Challenge – Being, Not Just Doing
Truly effective CEOs can achieve up to 70 percent improvement in the performance of their people. And the key to such success – it’s more about being than doing. by Kevin McMahon

Reputation : Minding Your Reputation – When Impressions Count
Steve Hart casts an eye over some reputation “issues” struck by New Zealand companies and discusses how to navigate potentially troubled waters.

Top 200
Executive of the Year: Don Braid, Mainfreight
Company of the Year: Delegat’s Group
Young Executive of the Year: Jono Brent
Chairperson of the Year: Geoff Ricketts
Ethical Governance Award: New Zealand Post
Most Improved Performance Award: Ebos Group
Best Growth Strategy: Abano Healthcare Group
Emerging Enterprise: Jade Software Corporation
Visionary Leader: Tim Shadbolt

Top 200 Companies
Top 30 Financial Companies

Plus
• Editor’s Letter
• In Touch: Comment On: The Emissions Trading Scheme, Comment On: Leadership
• On the Move
• Executive Development
• NZIM: Briefs New Government

Opinion

Thought Leader : Maximising ROI on Leadership Training
Rodger Spiller

Politics : Now The Shouting Is Over
Colin James

Economics : Blaming The Tools
Bob Edlin

Book reviews
Bob Edlin, Peter Read

Advice

Corporate Governance : That Curious CEO-Board Collaboration
Iain McCormick

Sustainability : Curing Our Million Sick Homes
Peter Neilson

Consultation : Organisation and Interruptions
Kevin Gaunt

Employment Law : National’s Plans for Employment Law
Steve Wragg

Top Tips : Putting Money In Your Pocket
Michael Masterson

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