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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.

NZLI Chief Executive announcement

>> Vicki Watson appointed as NZLI Chief Executive

Taking a new lead on leadership

Read the Herald article with Dr Brigid Carroll that says the same old approach won't solve the big issues

Leadership as unexceptional everyday practice

Read the article about habits of practice