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Ever tried to articulate a definition of leadership in one concise sentence? We’d argue it can’t really be done. 

There are thousands of books about it, it proliferates in the media, is blamed for tragedy and applauded when things are going great. Because leadership is such a broad, complex and contested topic, it often holds different meaning for different people. This is part of its charm.   

Leadership. Recognising it, unpicking it, theorising it, understanding it, questioning it, developing it. This is our daily work.  Our passion. Our contribution to New Zealand. 

We are a unique place where leadership research, education and development co-exist. We do them all because we think they are fundamentally interconnected. Whatever part of our story piqued your curiosity, welcome.

Leadership Mindset Programme 2017

Registrations and early bird discount now open for the September-November programme

Creativity: the HeART of Business Summit

5-6 September 2017

NZLI co-hosts this inaugural summit to be held at the University of Auckland Business School

Collaborative Leadership

Watch a leadership session on what makes leadership collaborative

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