I am heartened by the growing enthusiasm throughout New Zealand to help people in leadership roles be better leaders. My observations are backed up by this recent newspaper article.
Last week was a pretty typical week for me, as I worked with leaders from different areas of the NZ workforce. Despite their vastly different industries, there was an evident hunger to grow in leadership capability at the personal level.
On Monday I started with team leaders and supervisors in a company that provides essential services to Christchurch City. On Tuesday and Wednesday I worked in Wellington with leaders who have regional leadership responsibilities and are aspiring board members of a major organisation in NZ's primary industries, and I finished the week on Friday back in Christchurch working in a coaching relationship with an executive-level leader from a major NZ academic institution.
All of these great New Zealanders aspire to be a better leader for their people. They all inspired me because they don't think they know it all. They recognise that leadership is a tough gig, and so they want to build their knowledge and skill in order to do it better, for their fellow workers, and to enable their organisations to grow and prosper.
Do you know people who are in leadership roles, or who are aspiring leaders, and who would benefit from learning and growing their leadership knowledge and skills? If you do, please tell them about Team Leader.
Our next public leadership workshop Leadership 101 is being run in Christchurch 28-30 June, with a follow-up half-day workshop on 24 August.
If you are a NZ company of less than 50 employees, you can receive funding for up to 50% of the workshop fee. See our Workshop page for more details, or have a look at the NZ Trade and Enterprise information about Capability Development Vouchers