Ideas and Insights


Embracing sustainability

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David Hood, in a short paper, attempts to  draw attention to the underlying imperative facing senior executives and Board members of today’s corporations – the imperative of embracing sustainability.

Click here to read or download his thought-provoking paper.

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Safety: Lessons from the field

A client asked me recently to reflect on what I had learned from helping other clients create incident free and care filled workplaces. This paper spells out those learnings. Click here to read or download.  

Tim Dalmau

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NZ invests as a nation in leadership

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Each year about this time, the whole nation of New Zealand invests in leadership. In honor of the late Sir Peter Blake the nation reflects, promotes and gathers together conversations, events, launches, speakers and activities – all designed to focus the minds of youth and the not-so-young on being great leaders.

 

Last Friday, hundreds of schools, businesses, organizations and community groups around New Zealand honored Sir Peter’s life and legacy on Red Socks Day, and used the day as an opportunity to celebrate their leaders, and what it means to be a member of their communities.

 

Each year The Sir Peter Blake Trust encourages all those who take part to celebrate in ways that reflect their own vision, values and special characteristics – and to have a great time doing it! Many people dream, but Sir Peter Blake set his mind to a goal and went for it, believing that “change comes through realising the vision and turning it into reality.” Leadership Week is an annual event for all ages that highlights the value that great leadership provides for New Zealand.

 

There are lessons here for other countries here, including Australia, of the benefit in investing in leadership as a whole nation.

 

Sir Peter’s leadership also inspired me to write Will It Make the Boat Go Faster? This paper positions the nature and function of team development in today’s modern organization.

 

And … watch this breakfast program interview with David Morgan, Air New Zealand’s Chief Pilot, on the importance of growing leadership among all for all, especially the youngest in a society.

 

 

Cathy Taylor

 

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AIESEC Presentation on Leadership Ethics and Sustainabiity

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On Sunday July 7, 2013 I had the great opportunity to spend a few hours with the future leaders of tomorrow at the Youth to Business conference of AIESEC: an international non-profit organization that provides students with leadership training and internship opportunities at for-profit and non-profit organizations. “AIESEC” was originally the French acronym for Association internationale des étudiants en sciences économiques et commerciales (English: International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences); however, the full name is no longer in use. Its international office is in Rotterdam, Netherlands. AIESEC includes over 86,000 members in 113 countries and territories.

It was a great experience and the slides I used are can be found here. You can also read more in the paper I recently wrote with Viv Oates from EY and published in a number of places, including Performance.

Tim Dalmau

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