Leadership – What it is and what it is not

Leadership – What it is and what it is not

A question that I have grappled with for many years is – what is leadership? It is such a simple question but a question that baffles so many theorists and social science experts. Some common leadership styles are: At the moment it can be argued that New Zealand’s...
21 Leadership Qualities Top Leaders Display

21 Leadership Qualities Top Leaders Display

Leadership isn’t a simple thing to define, much less encourage. However, almost everyone has had experience following a good leader. Most of us have also had the experience of following a bad leader. The difference between the two is huge and affects everything...
Now is the Time for Strong, Decisive Leadership

Now is the Time for Strong, Decisive Leadership

In the first of our series of features looking towards building a new normal that was better than what we had before,  with the insights collated from the many panel sessions hosted by Kris Oldland throughout the pandemic, we begin with establishing an understanding...
What is the Worst Leadership Styles and Why

What is the Worst Leadership Styles and Why

People who study leadership theory learn about numerous styles of leadership: autocratic, democratic, strategic, transformational—on and on. It can be interesting to debate the pros and cons of each. But whatever theory you subscribe to—or if you’re a self-taught...