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Leadership Mindset Programme

While it would be great if there was a standard-issue swiss-army knife for leaders, with a tool for every occasion, people aren’t so simple. 

Leadership, unlike management, cannot be reduced to a set of skills. If anything defines leadership, it is a mindset. We have designed a programme to help you grow and evolve your leadership mindset whilst drawing on the specific and tangible contexts you work within.

Leadership is not a solo act. It involves people. Wonderfully complex, diverse people. And it cannot be divorced from context. To do so would be pointless. So it begs the question – What purpose would it serve to acquire a generic set of leadership skills; a ‘coat’ that one could reach for in times of need? 

In today’s complex world, what is called for is not a tidy toolkit, but a mindset that is increasingly aware, inquisitive and agile. To develop such a mindset requires an openness to new perspectives, willingness to acknowledge what has become entrenched, an appreciation of uncertainty and ambiguity… and practice. Lots and lots of practice.

So how do you address those complicated and thorny issues? How do you go about finding new solutions to old problems? At NZLI, we believe in rocking the boat. We like to turn things on their head. We think that engaging with conflict and difference can be productive. And we believe that, with the right mindset, individuals and organisations can move towards better tackling challenges and creating opportunities.

Check out the programme in more detail.


Leadership Mindset Programme Details

Find out more about the September-November 2017 programme 

Participant Experiences

Read about past participant experiences of the Leadership Mindset Programme

Customised Leadership Mindset Programme

Find out about a new option for teams, organisations or sectors

Our development philosophy

Learn about the core principles that underpin leadership development at NZLI