TABLE OF CONTENTS VOLUME 51 NO 9 OCTOBER 2004

Cover Story
LOOKING FOR LEADERS TO SOLVE NEW ZEALAND’S THREATENING LEADERSHIP CRISIS
New Zealand, like most countries in the world, is looking for leaders. It doesn’t matter where or at what level in our economy or society we look for them, the consensus is that we are short on effective, inspirational and visionary leaders. Those who think little more deeply about the consequences of this state of affairs are worried. Some are trying to do something about it. But, is it enough and what more can be done? And are our existing leaders aware of the real issues and of the need to find answers to them?
BY REG BIRCHFIELD & MARK STORY

Management history
THE TURBULENT ’80s: THE PACE OF CHANGE QUICKENS
A lot happened to change the manager’s world in the 1980s. The pace quickened and rules were rewritten. Ian F Grant’s series on 50 years of Management recounts the events of the first half of the ’80s in this, his fourth article in the series.

Managing
CHARLES HANDY REVISITS HIS FLEA MARKET ECONOMICS
Handy discusses the changing corporate world and what it means for society and for individuals and elaborates on his theory of marketplace of “elephants” and “fleas”.
BY GEORGIA PETERS

Export
EXPORT STRESSES AND STRATEGIES TO COPE WITH THEM
Exporters are facing challenging and fast-changing global trade environment. And the boards and chief executives of our exporting companies have some critical strategic issues to address in the next year or two if they want to succeed offshore. What are the issues? And what strategies are likely to deliver results?
BY ANNIE GRAY

Remuneration
NON-MONETARY REWARDS AS PART OF THE REMUNERATION EQUATION
Saying and/or demonstrating thanks to employees has never been more important. Tanya Giles, consultant with remuneration specialist Higbee-Schäffler, explores the role of recognition in remuneration and reward.

Executive recruitment
FINDING TOP TALENT: JUST HOW TOUGH IS IT?
Just how tight is the executive talent squeeze? The answer, in part, depends on who you talk to. Another question, it seems, is just how far up the management ladder the shortage reaches? Management’s survey of executive recruiters answers most of the questions.
BY TONI MYERS

Commercial property
MAKING SENSE OF THE LEASE OR BUY CONUNDRUM
The current shortage of high quality buildings offering larger than average floor plates means companies contemplating new offices have little choice but to eyeball new development opportunities emerging in key markets. So what’s available?
BY MARK STORY

Corporate conferences
CHRISTCHURCH AND QUEENSTOWN: AN UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENTION SUCCESS STORY
Christchurch and Queenstown are currently hogging the limelight as the country’s most popular corporate conference and convention destinations. They are aggressively marketing their regions and their facilities and, as result, they are steadily building market share and putting the South Island firmly on the business convention map.
BY KATHY OMBLER & TONI MYERS

* Editor’s Letter Leaders make connections
* Upfront News, trends, people

Opinion
* Opinion Leaders Uncharted territory
IAN BROOKS
* Politics The future defined
COLIN JAMES
* Economics yawning gap
BOB EDLIN
* Have You Considered?Is HR Necessary
KEVIN GAUNT
* Corporate GovernanceGood Governance: All you need to know

Advice
* In Committee MP Mussels In
JULIE COLLIER
* Bookcase Look back, demand less
REG BIRCHFIELD
* Tech Nous Addicted to Speed
GLENN BAKER
* NZIM Why NZIM tackled the Leadership Summit
DAVID CHAPMAN

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