Contents: September 2009 • Vol 56 No 8

• Editor’s Letter
• In Touch: News; Managers Abroad: Gerard Walsh
• On the Move
• Executive Development
• NZIM: Managing Risk to Your Advantage Karin Callaghan

Just Good Business
• News
• Sustainability: The Biggest Business Impact Policy You Never Heard Of
Peter Neilson
• Profile: Sustainability’s Main Man
Vicki Jayne

Opinion
• Books: China 2020; Strategy for Sustainability
Reg Birchfield and Vicki Jayne
• Politics: Labouring At Reconstruction
Colin James
• Economics: Too Much Debt, Not Enough Productivity
Bob Edlin
• As I See It: Mike Perrett

Advice
• Healthy Workstyles: When Work Stress Gets Too Much
Peter Tynan
• Consultation: Is Ethical Business An Oxymoron?
Kevin Vincent
• Top Tips: Do Or Die
Michael Voss


Cover Story : Will Our CUP of Hope Runneth Over?

As business proposition, it’s daunting challenge. Will our Rugby World Cup runneth over? Is it loss-making proposition or catalyst for economic growth? An opportunity to prove New Zealand can truly punch above its weight in the world? Two years out – and we’ve started counting. by Vicki Jayne

Fact to face: Pat Snedden – On Transformation

Pat Snedden has little time for leaders who focus on stumbling blocks rather than solutions. As chair of Housing NZ and the Tamaki Transformation Programme, Treaty of Waitangi negotiator, author and former Bastion Point protester, he has long been passionate advocate for what is possible. by Vicki Jayne

Ethics: How to be Good – Do New Zealand Companies Measure Up?

When bad corporate behaviour helps precipitate massive global recession, it does rather focus the business mind on ethics. Or does it? New Zealand might have good reputation on the business integrity front, but how do we really measure up? by Ruth Le Pla

Human resources: How to Engage in Change? It’s the People

Rampant restructuring, technology tsunamis, economies in transition and major market shifts… When change is the only certainty, how best to engage with it? Speakers at this month’s Human Resources Institute of New Zealand conference provided insights. by Alice Taylor

Global Lounge: Crossing Borders – Women in the World

In our series of interviews with senior managers from around the world, Pauline Herbst catches up with Rome-based Wendy Harcourt, senior advisor for the Society of International Development, on her recent visit to New Zealand.

Leading into Adventure

Risk management takes on whole new meaning for students studying for management diploma in adventure tourism. by Peter Owens

ICT & Business:Information Overload – And how to get on top of it

The realms of business and technology intertwine exponentially every year. New Zealand businesses are going to have to get increasingly knowledgeable about ICT in order to keep up with competitors. by Pauline Herbst

Exec Tech: Demystifying Blu-ray

Most people have heard of Blu-ray but do they know what it is? Pauline Herbst lasers in on high-definition media.

Corporate Governance: Board Effectiveness – Rising to New Challenges

by Brett Tomkins

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Business benefits of privacy

Privacy Week (13-17 May) is a great time to consider the importance of privacy and to help ensure you and your company have good privacy practices in place, writes Privacy

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