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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.

Redefining Executive Leadership Programme

Register now for the programme starting August 2016

The Leadership Mindset Programme

Register now for the programme starting September 2016

Early bird discount closes 4 July

Responsible leadership: Realism and romanticism

New book edited by Steve Kempster and Brigid Carroll, NZLI Director of Research