CONTENTS : June 2008 • Vol 55 No 5

Cover Story : EDUCATING OUR FUTURE MANAGERS – Preparing Well
Preparing Well With pressure building from both Government and business, new broom of learning is starting its sweep through New Zealand’s schools, and it will have profound implications for management in this country. Tim Watkin explains.

Face to Face: LLOYD MORRISON – The Honourable Broker : Making it on Merit
A self-described “magpie for quality”, Lloyd Morrison attributes much of his business success to the “extraordinary” people who work with him. But the founder of Morrison & Co and CEO of utilities investor Infratil could perhaps take some kudos for setting high standards. by Vicki Jayne

Case Study : GAIN AND ABEL – Tackling the world’s software giants
Reg Birchfield tells the story of an Auckland company which believes fully in what it does.

GLOBALISATION : KIWI COMPETITIVENESS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY – Burt Munro; John Wayne from Invercargill
Roy Stager-Jaques, Mary Hobson and Bob van de Kuilen (aka the NeoManagement Group) discuss the need to identify what strategic core competencies New Zealand has as nation and how these can translate into finding our niche in the global economy. The good and the bad are more closely aligned than we might think.

Interview : THE ECONOMIES OF TRUST – Trust is rising tide, it lifts everyone’s boat
United States author and management/leadership consultant Stephen MR Covey (son of Stephen R Covey) was in New Zealand last month to present workshops based on his best-selling book The Speed Of Trust which argues that trust is an economic measure, enabling organisations to move faster and at lower cost.

Sustainability : WHAT PRICE GROWTH? – Can Growth and Sustainability Coexist?
Is constant economic growth possible, or even desirable? Adelia Hallett looks at the readjustment needed in the modern business world where sustainability is critical.

Management Consultants : MORE BANG FOR YOU BUCK – Two-Way Thing
Companies and governments around the world are spending more and more on management consultants. But are they getting what they want and what is the local experience? by Mark Peart

THE DIRECTOR

• EDITOR’S LETTER
• IN TOUCH: Focus, Comment On Tangible Sponsorships
• ON THE MOVE
• DIARY
• NZIM: Digital Strategy – Why Managers Should Care
• POLITICS : Make Small Great, Not Beautiful
• ECONOMICS : The Case for Food Security Strategy
• BOOK REVIEWS
• SUSTAINABILITY : Problem For Right Now
• CONSULTATION : Managing Change
• TEN TOP TIPS : Managing Staff Who Deal with Angry and Aggressive Customers

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