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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.

The Leadership Mindset Programme

Two places available for the programme starting 27 October 2016 

DB Leading Light Scholarships for 2017 now open

Find out about five scholarship opportunities for leadership development

Lessons from the 2016 US presidential campaign

NZLI's Dr Fiona Kennedy asks what role have followers played in co-creating these 'authentic' leaders?