Tourism
Jan08

Tourism

The vulnerability of global tourism to oil prices, concern over future oil constraints and whether sufficient investments are being made in sustainability, is coming under increasing scrutiny. Leading industry researcher Dr Susanne Becken, associate professor at Lincoln University, is set to raise questions over current global tourism growth projections at the second World Green Tourism Conference in Abu Dhabi this December. Currently...

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Have Business Leaders Lost Their Mojo?
Jan08

Have Business Leaders Lost Their Mojo?

By Roger Kerr I was struck by a recent ‘economic state of the nation’ article by award-winning business journalist, Jenni McManus. The article was a kind of valedictory for McManus, one of this country’s finest journalists, who recently left the media for the corporate world. Her article reported on a survey she had done of the off-the-record views of 40 business people and industry sector leaders on the Government’s management of the...

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Click On To Online Shopping
Jan08

Click On To Online Shopping

By Bridget Gourlay I recently read an amazing book, the type where you become so engrossed in the world the author has painted that when you are pulled out of it you look around, blinking, momentarily startled at your surroundings. With a friend’s birthday coming up, I knew it would be the perfect gift. So I hopped online and checked out what Amazon was selling The Tiger’s Wife for. It’s a popular book that recently won the Orange...

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Dealing With Difficult Employees
Jan08

Dealing With Difficult Employees

By Dr Mary Casey Every manager knows the frustration of a difficult employee in the workplace — from the late starter to the incessant whinger. While diversity in a workplace can bring the best set of skills to the business, managers need to be alert to any behaviour which can harm the business and its culture, says a leading workplace communications expert. Most managers, at some point, have had to deal with an employee who has...

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Making Headway
Jan08

Making Headway

By John Treace I have taken part in many business turnarounds in my career, and time and again noticed the same problems, regardless of whether the reason for the turnaround was a relatively minor situation or a reorganisation after bankruptcy. Here are the five steps that need to happen during any major business adjustment and some of the pitfalls to avoid along the way. While this article will focus on sales teams, these steps are...

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Contain Yourself
Jan08

Contain Yourself

By Kayte John I think many of you will agree with me when I say — it has been quite a year in Christchurch. As 2011 draws to a close it’s clear that life does go on and although the city might have taken a pretty serious beating, it has prevailed. It may not look the same as it did before, but nine months on it is evolving — offering us new opportunities. You only have to look at the bars and shops opening up in shipping containers to...

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