I’m blogging here about authentic leadership from what I see, hear and experience. I share my own stories where there are leadership insights for me.
In 2009 I founded the Centre for Innovative Leadership at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. Through the Centre I developed and ran authentic and innovative leadership programmes for senior leaders. Before my journey into leadership development I had a career in fraud and although I didn’t know it at the time, the understanding that comes from dealing with a wide range of people, some at their worst, was invaluable in growing an understanding of the human condition. Being happy is my life’s purpose and my leadership development work and own career are both guided by this principle.
I now work within Consulting at PwC in Auckland combining my forensic work and leadership development.
On the formal front I have an MBA and a post-graduate Diploma in Business (Finance) from The University of Auckland and I am accredited in a number of personality profiling and feedback instruments including Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Saville Wave and FIRO-B. I am a Professional Member of the Human Resources Institute, the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and the YMCA Marathon Club too.
My experience is that leadership is learned wherever we go and keeping an open mind will grow your leadership.
All feedback gratefully received. Enjoy.