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Ako ki te tangata – being customer focused

Date: 30 November 2016
Looking back on 2016 I’d say it’s been a potpourri of experiences, challenges and achievements – wit...

2016 Leadership in Practice scholarship

Date: 22 November 2016
LDC offers the Leadership in Practice scholarship to small agencies at 50% of full programme fee.Lea...

Planning for successful meetings

Date: 21 November 2016
Before attending your next meeting ask yourself:1.    Is the purpose of this meeting clear to me?Too...

Brain hacks

Date: 21 November 2016
‘Remarkable’ is the only word that comes even close to capturing the magnificence and majesty of the...

2016 Reflections

Date: 18 November 2016
In each new group of managers who commence leadership development programmes, we meet people with a ...

Conversational Intelligence (CI-Q) – your conversations matter

Date: 18 November 2016
We work in a fast paced, highly responsive and connected business environment. So much of our work r...

The highlights 2016

Date: 18 November 2016
Making it through!  It's been a tough year all round, starting with the death of David Bowie, then P...

End of year reflections for LDC – 2016

Date: 18 November 2016
The highlights Seeing lots of enthusiastic people make steady progress on their leadership and get m...

When the going gets tough - the tough get … worse!

Date: 18 November 2016
The performance mythWe’ve all been told that 'when the going gets tough, the tough get going', imply...

What I learned about complexity on my winter/summer vacation

Date: 13 September 2016
I spend my work life helping leaders who are facing massive surges of complexity and trying to figur...

Leadership winners − Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2016

Date: 13 September 2016
LDC congratulates the winners and finalists of the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 20...

Celebrating leadership 2016

Date: 9 September 2016
We marked the achievements of senior leaders who graduated from LDC’s Leadership Development Program...

Meta-skills for interesting times

Date: 9 September 2016
“May you live in interesting times.May you live in an interesting age.May you live in exciting times...

Nine out of ten conversations miss the mark …

Date: 25 July 2016
It is said that 9 out of 10 conversations miss the mark … we talk over each other, past each other, ...

SilverStripe blog module successfully installed

Date: 7 July 2016
Congratulations, the SilverStripe blog module has been successfully installed. This blog entry can b...

Here’s cheers to New Zealand public sector leaders

Date: 23 June 2016
As we run up to Leadership Week (1-8 July) I’ve been thinking about leaders, past present and future...

Celia Patrick – staying challenged, always learning and solving problems

Date: 23 June 2016
You mightn’t expect a senior manager at the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to ride around our c...

Why can’t my people be more strategic?

Date: 22 June 2016
This is an area of much frustration for many of our clients. They feel that their people don’t think...

Kiwi leaders – doing it their way!

Date: 17 April 2016
How does Kiwi leadership practice take the lead? Whether it’s cross-sector or systems-leadership[1],...

Women in Public Sector Summit, April 2016

Date: 15 April 2016
LDC recently took part in a session at the Women in Public Sector Summit held in Wellington. LDC Ch...

The Digital Leadership Lab – led by Dave Wild, Futurist and Innovation Coach

Date: 14 April 2016
You are invited to a very different type of leadership development experience – The Digital Leadersh...

LDC has moved to new offices

Date: 14 April 2016
LDC has moved to new premises on Lambton Quay – closer to the public sector hub. We’ve been able to ...

Suzanne Stew – empathy, connection and honesty

Date: 13 April 2016
LDC met recently with Suzanne Stew, Deputy Secretary – Corporate at Ministry of Justice to talk abou...

Spaces available in LDC 2016 programmes

Date: 13 April 2016
Developing public sector leadership talent in Auckland and networks across New Zealand Chief executi...

The importance of collaborative leadership in the State Sector: MBA dissertation by Ben Fitchett

Date: 13 April 2016
Last year, Ben Fitchett completed a major piece of research that looked at collaborative leadership ...

Leadership transitions ? what to let go of

Date: 22 March 2016
These days we talk about the transitions of leadership – from the specialist/contributor role to the...

Who and how to WOO – the art of influence

Date: 17 March 2016
A leader needs to create results that matter, and shape their organisation for the future. So, succe...

2014/15 – focus on system leadership development: LDC AGM 2016

Date: 26 February 2016
State Services Commissioner and LDC Board Chair Iain Rennie addressed the 2016 LDC Annual General Me...

Leadership spotlight on engaging others: David Downs, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Date: 26 February 2016
David Downs, General Manager, Internal Partners, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) leads the d...

Leadership Development Programme Cohort 5 remembers Michelle Mitchell

Date: 26 February 2016
Michelle joined LDP Cohort 5 in June 2015. Our sessions are, among other things, a place for us all ...

Developing public sector leadership talent in Auckland and networks across New Zealand

Date: 26 February 2016
Chief executives and the LDC board have prioritised their focus on developing public sector leadersh...

Creating innovative solutions: Leadership and collaboration in rebuilding Christchurch – LDC clinic summary

Date: 26 February 2016
How do we collaborate to achieve results that meet the needs of New Zealanders, improve their well-b...

Napoleon was a Neuroscientist!

Date: 5 February 2016
Why Napoleon? We all know that Napoleon had magnificent victories at Toulon, Rivoli (perhaps his gre...

Why leaders must sit in the muck

Date: 5 February 2016
Why not knowing is the key to the problem solving process Not knowing the answer to a challenging si...

New 2016 LDC Fellows

Date: 16 December 2015
We are pleased to announce our 2016 LDC Fellows: Duncan Reed, General Manager System Transformation...

Jana Newman: Leadership in Practice scholarship winner 2015

Date: 16 December 2015
LDC is pleased to announce Jana Newman, General Manager of Policy, Environment and Safety, Antarctic...

International stories of collaboration from LDC 2015 Fellows − enhancing system performance: LDC clinic summary

Date: 16 December 2015
Today’s New Zealand public sector leaders need to work collectively across boundaries to deliver sus...

Nominations open for Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2016

Date: 16 December 2015
Nominations for New Zealand’s longest-running and most prestigious public sector awards are now ope...

Developing public sector leadership talent in Auckland and Wellington

Date: 16 December 2015
We are pleased to announce the January?July 2016 schedule for two of LDC’s leading programmes. We re...

Relaxation: the mother of all leadership competencies

Date: 16 December 2015
By Tim Roberts, LDC provider panel member I’m fascinated by the addictions that show up in people’s ...

New LDC Fellows and LiP scholarship recipient announced

Date: 14 December 2015
LDC 2016 Fellowships  We are pleased to announce our 2016 LDC Fellows: Duncan Reed, General Manager...

Christmas coaching tips: Blog by Brenda Ratcliff

Date: 3 December 2015
Well here we are. The summer holidays and Christmas are almost upon us (unless you live in Wellingt...

Know your addictions and own your leadership

Date: 27 November 2015
Your addiction to tea or coffee isn’t that bad, according to Tim Roberts, LDC provider panel member,...

All eyes are on you – leaders and congruence

Date: 9 November 2015
There are many aspects of leadership that are challenging to the leader, but none more so than the f...

The ‘secret sauce’ of leadership

Date: 30 October 2015
I’m sure I wasn’t alone as I nearly fell off my chair to hear Steve Hansen, All Blacks’ head coach, ...

John Ong: Leadership in Practice scholarship winner 2014

Date: 22 October 2015
John Ong, LDC’s inaugural 2014 LiP scholarship recipient shared his reflections with us on being par...

Get the real picture of your leadership strengths and improve your leading

Date: 22 October 2015
LDC’s Leadership Success Profile 360° assessment How well do you know your leadership strengths and ...

Real-world learning ? senior leader achieves leadership development goals

Date: 22 October 2015
Auckland-based Caroline Butterworth, Principal Advisor, Governance Advisory Unit, Housing New Zealan...

Engagement continues to be a hot topic for the public service ? for three reasons

Date: 21 October 2015
Firstly, the data proves overwhelmingly that staff engagement predicts nearly every important busine...

Does the future belong to teams of leaders?

Date: 5 October 2015
If you consider any pressing challenge that leaders and organisations face today, the chances are th...

Are you a heat-seeking leader?

Date: 18 September 2015
I’ve just spent the past week meeting with a range of leaders to debrief their 360 degree feedback. ...

A new age of leadership assessment and development

Date: 10 September 2015
Revised Leadership Success Profile The revised Leadership Success Profile (LSP) defines ‘good’ lead...

The challenge of partnership

Date: 27 August 2015
Last month, I attended an exciting experiential workshop in London entitled “When Cultures Meet”. It...

How leaders are crafting cultures and my cultural biases

Date: 25 August 2015
I recently wrote a chapter for a US leadership book about how New Zealand chief executives and leade...

Powerful workplace conversations

Date: 29 July 2015
I have been working inside organisations since the age of 15, with a few breaks here and there to st...

Leadership winners feature increased employee engagement and business performance

Date: 29 July 2015
Deloitte Fujitsu Public Sector Excellence Awards 2015 LDC congratulates the joint winners and final...

Studying leadership at Harvard University: Reflections

Date: 22 July 2015
Last month I ticked off a bucket list item. I was a student at Harvard University in Boston. I went ...

What being a farmer and an equestrienne has taught me about leadership

Date: 15 July 2015
1. Respect the seasons There is a time to plant and a time to reap. If we try to harvest too early o...

Trip to London

Date: 14 July 2015
In my final two weeks away, I spent time in London meeting with my counterpart, the  legal advisor i...

Corporate lawyers and corporate clients: Power, practice and privilege

Date: 13 July 2015
Symposium, Law School, University of Birmingham Dr Stephen Vaughan, lecturer at the Birmingham Unive...

The Leadership Dilemma

Date: 10 July 2015
Leadership in Corporate Counsel It was a hectic but fascinating time at Harvard Law School. Twenty-t...

Organisational coaching – essential for today’s leaders and managers: LDC clinic summary

Date: 24 June 2015
LDC Executive Coaching Panel member and qualified coach Paula Feathers recently facilitated an LDC c...

New Zealand Harkness Fellowship

Date: 15 June 2015
New Zealand Harkness Fellowships are for emerging New Zealand leaders in any field of study or vocat...

On being 100% me: How to accelerate the self-awareness process

Date: 15 June 2015
Although it is widely understood that leaders must have insight into themselves, the process of deve...

You ain't seen nothing yet

Date: 12 June 2015
‘Imagine it’s 1995, and someone comes to you and says you need a website. You say “why?”. Now trilli...

Enabling data-driven delivery on policy aims

Date: 10 June 2015
The UK's Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood has called for higher public sector use of data to drive: ...

Increase your performance by 36 per cent – focus on strengths

Date: 8 June 2015
We talk about leveraging our strengths, being strengths-based organisations, and making sure there’s...

Free the data, unleash the power

Date: 8 June 2015
The UK is ranked number one in the world for its open government data and is now driving hard to rea...

You say you want a revolution

Date: 5 June 2015
The UK public service is in the midst of a process of radical change, with data and technology at th...

Startups and innovation labs

Date: 4 June 2015
The startup and entrepreneurial culture of Boston was the focus for my last two days in the US. This...

Change from the grassroots

Date: 2 June 2015
Civil society is a balancing force to government, in leading change. This is especially true in the ...

From the top: Serve your country through data and tech

Date: 28 May 2015
In the latest international Open Data Barometer New Zealand is ranked fourth in the world. The UK is...

LDC 2015 Fellows update

Date: 26 May 2015
Innovation and change leadership for data-driven initiatives LDC 2015 Fellow, Evelyn Wareham, Genera...

Digitally transform now: ICT seminar summary

Date: 26 May 2015
“Digital transformation is happening, and the way customers interact with government is changing. W...

Innovation by design at MIT

Date: 25 May 2015
Today was a vivid combination of psychological, process and practical demonstrations of innovation a...

Being an outsider on the inside

Date: 22 May 2015
Who is more effective at leading a major change initiative: an outsider coming in with fresh ideas a...

How to avoid the obvious: decisions and networks

Date: 20 May 2015
Questioning our own confidence and intuition was the unifying theme for my two sessions at MIT Sloan...

Leading the new normal

Date: 19 May 2015
My second day at MIT covered the ‘new normal’ for organisations, related needs for leadership, and d...

Data, innovation and change leadership

Date: 18 May 2015
MIT Day 1 My Fellowship is focused on how to leverage the power of data to enable economic growth an...

Why can’t people see the future?

Date: 18 May 2015
“Why can’t people see the future? It’s so obvious that we need to change ? yet the people can’t see ...

Inspiration - by design

Date: 18 May 2015
On our travels we've been inspired by the design we've seen around us ? in the street or in the vari...

Going international ? OECD

Date: 18 May 2015
Our main target for discussion in the OECD was the Directorate for Public Governance with a particul...

Social innovation every day and everywhere

Date: 18 May 2015
NESTA, a financially independent entity focusing on innovation, particularly in the public sector, h...

Opening up the policy process: The Policy Lab

Date: 18 May 2015
The day after election results that surprised everybody, we started the day with a colleague from th...

Head of the Policy Profession – ‘steal with pride’

Date: 18 May 2015
Discussions with the Head of the Policy Profession Support Unit (PPSU) Richard Banks and Helen Ander...

Getting to grips with what drives people and what works

Date: 11 May 2015
Along with a delegation of EU colleagues, we got to peek into the workings of two of the What Works ...

Institute for Government ? if only we had one

Date: 11 May 2015
Many of us are avid readers of Institute for Government (IfG) reports – so having the opportunity to...

Innovation Unit Inside Out

Date: 8 May 2015
We were privileged to be invited in to observe some of the inner workings of the unit. We were struc...

Innovation through human centred design at UNDP

Date: 6 May 2015
We rounded out our tour of the New York innovation 'system' with a meeting with three officials in t...

What's hot and what's not in coaching tools right now

Date: 5 May 2015
What’s hot? Making yourself a product in your own business ? if you are in the communications busin...

Speed dating ? matching design skills with public policy needs

Date: 5 May 2015
Chelsea Mauldin from the Public Policy Lab inspired us with her insight and deep commitment to the h...

At the New York City Mayor's Office

Date: 30 April 2015
We were warmly hosted at the New York City Mayor's Office in the Centre for Economic Opportunity led...

Do ? learn – do

Date: 30 April 2015
"Do ? learn? do" is the slogan of GovLab where we spent Monday, both in conversation with leaders an...

Local government leadership scholarship win connects cross-sector leaders

Date: 29 April 2015
Steven May and Rosemary Hannah-Parr, Chief Executive, Leadership Development Centre Steven May, En...

LDC 2015 Fellowship joint winners focus on design thinking and innovation for policy

Date: 29 April 2015
  Lis Cowey Sally Washington Joint LDC Fellowship winners Lis Cowey, Principal Adviso...

Successful leaders connect with others: LDC clinic summary

Date: 29 April 2015
Our Assessment for Development and 360 degree survey analysis shows that a core strength of successf...

Digitally transform now, 7 May: ICT seminar series

Date: 29 April 2015
Date: Thursday, 7 May, 2015, 8.30am–4.00pmFacilitator: Jane Treadwell, internationally recognised d...

Prototyping, learning launches and creating the space for critical conversation

Date: 28 April 2015
Last days at Darden took us into the prototyping of our design and what Jeanne calls a 'learning lau...

Design thinkers think 'empathy'

Date: 23 April 2015
Today we powered through a design methods exercise using a prepared brief, based on a multinational ...

Design thinking tools

Date: 23 April 2015
Day 1 of the course was focused on "What is design thinking and why do we need it?” Turns out that m...

Design thinking ? thinking design

Date: 21 April 2015
We arrived today at the Darden Business School, University of Virginia, for the first step of our le...

Mindful leadership

Date: 14 April 2015
What is mindfulness? It's not mind control, self-absorption or escapism. You don't imagine being som...

Sir Peter Blake Trust invites leaders to speak in schools on 30 June 2015

Date: 31 March 2015
Dream Team 2015 The Sir Peter Blake Trust is inviting leaders to enter 300 schools during Leadership...

Ria McBride Award – nominations now open

Date: 30 March 2015
To support your talented women staff, tell them about the Ria McBride award, which is now open for 2...

OPEN up engagement in your organisation: an LDC clinic summary

Date: 30 March 2015
According to Gallup's State of the Global Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for Business Leade...

Leading and managing transformational change

Date: 30 March 2015
An LDC clinic summary Transformational change is not for the faint hearted – it’s a huge process of ...

New Blog Post Page

Date: 27 March 2015
It’s Sunday 15 March, 2:30pm. Wellington Harbour is like a millpond; there is not a breath of wind a...

OPEN up engagement in your organisation: An LDC clinic summary

Date: 26 March 2015
According to Gallup's State of the Global Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for Business Leade...

Managing the probable and leading the possible – the differences

Date: 16 March 2015
We think of this as the difference between managing the probable and leading the possible. Both are ...

LDC Annual General Meeting: Leadership success sits with chief executives

Date: 25 February 2015
Iain Rennie, LDC Board Chair, said that having the Minister of State Services speak at LDC’s 11th An...

Leadership is a top priority for the Minister of State Services

Date: 25 February 2015
The Minister of State Services, Hon Paula Bennett, told chief executives at the LDC Board’s Annual G...

Networked leadership

Date: 24 February 2015
Last week, I was invited, along with a number of others, to a lunch meeting to help out a colleague...

Be an effective leader – be aware of how you think and pay attention

Date: 24 February 2015
Responding to environmental volatility and uncertainty requires a degree of personal flexibility an...

Conformity ? the smother of invention: How leadership is influenced by bias

Date: 28 January 2015
One of the speaking engagements that I am often invited to deliver I’ve called 'Culture change: Holy...

How leaders build effective teams: insights from international conferences

Date: 17 December 2014
With the theme, ‘Organization as Ecosystem’, the Summit included a series of presentations that pair...

LDC 2015 Fellowships announced

Date: 16 December 2014
We are pleased to announce LDC’s 2015 Fellows: Joint winners: Lis Cowey, Programme Director, Servic...

Celebrating 2014 leadership development

Date: 16 December 2014
LDC drew the year to a close by celebrating the commitment of 23 senior leaders. Eighteen leaders gr...

Deloitte Fujitsu Public Sector Excellence Awards 2015 now open

Date: 8 December 2014
Nominations for the Deloitte Fujitsu Public Sector Excellence Awards 2015 close on 2 March 2015. Th...

Getting leadership development back to its purpose: and it’s not about you, cupcake

Date: 27 November 2014
Humans live in groups, and there is always a status hierarchy in the group; being closer to the top ...

Communicating and influencing by understanding how your stakeholders think: An LDC clinic summary

Date: 25 November 2014
How do your stakeholders respond to your ideas, plans or suggestions? Do they actively engage with w...

Purposeful conversations achieve results: An LDC clinic summary

Date: 25 November 2014
In our cross-agency work and working across boundaries, having purposeful conversations is integral ...

Achieving our collective ambition for New Zealand through customer focus and collaboration

Date: 30 October 2014
Sessions with Emeritus Professor John Benington A strong customer focus, working collaboratively and...

Leadership Link development opportunity benefits all

Date: 30 October 2014
John Nisbet, Regional Manager, Central South, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu, The Correspondence School (T...

Effective leadership through evaluative thinking

Date: 30 October 2014
For leaders responsible for leading strategic and performance operations, evaluative thinking helps ...

Human Resources Advisor - Leadership Development

Date: 10 October 2014
Click here for the full job description. The Leadership Development Centre (LDC) is New Zealand’s ce...

Centricity by design: Innovating by being true to the customer experience ? a recent LDC members’ clinic

Date: 29 September 2014
To deliver better public services, the real-world customer experience must be always kept in mind. L...

LDC welcomes intern from Germany, here to learn about leadership development New Zealand-style

Date: 26 September 2014
LDC is pleased to be hosting intern Tina Schlick for 10 weeks while she visits New Zealand as part o...

LDC’s Scholars Panel: The rise of the network leader

Date: 26 September 2014
‘Network leadership’ was the main topic in the recent, discussion-rich LDC Scholars Panel meeting. L...

LDC 2014 Fellowship snapshots

Date: 29 August 2014
Bryan Chapple, General Manager, Strategic Policy, Strategy and Governance, Ministry of Business, Inn...

Final Fellowship blog from Karl Le Quesne

Date: 7 August 2014
On my final day in Chester, I met with staff from various agencies working on the Whole Place Commun...

Blog 5, 4 August 2014

Date: 7 August 2014
Today I met the Chief Executive and other senior staff at the Chester and West Cheshire Council to f...

Upcoming workshop: Leading from the Inside Out

Date: 4 August 2014
Leading from the Inside Out workshop Register now for this one-day workshop followed by two action l...

New books

Date: 4 August 2014
LDC has added three new books to our library for members to borrow: Leadership Agility by Bill Joine...

Blog 4, 30 July 2014

Date: 4 August 2014
On Wednesday, I arrived in Manchester and met with staff from both the Network and the Greater Manch...

Blog 3, 29 July 2014

Date: 4 August 2014
Today I met with the Director of the UK Public Service Transformation Network, Robert Pollock, and o...

Blog 2, 28 July 2014

Date: 4 August 2014
On Monday I met with some economists from the UK Department of Education, who work in their strategi...

Blog 1, 26 July 2014

Date: 31 July 2014
Leadership at the Peak, Colorado Springs I completed the Leadership at the Peak course in Colorado S...

Building great leadership teams

Date: 29 July 2014
LDC kicked off Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Week 2013 with a popular event focused on building g...

New Ministry of Women’s Affairs resource: 'Inspiring action – action plans and research to help you attract and retain talented women'

Date: 29 July 2014
This new Ministry of Women’s Affairs resource is a quick reference to abstracts that explain ways t...

The latest online courses for busy leaders

Date: 25 July 2014
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provide a great way for busy leaders to build their leadership d...

Individual development planning

Date: 21 July 2014
A big part of LDC’s leadership development is our focus on individual development planning. This is ...

Leaders lunch with CEs

Date: 21 July 2014
LDC has recently begun a series of CE lunches with participants in the Leadership Development Progra...

LDC reinforces value of individual development planning at ILA Conference

Date: 21 July 2014
Building the R&D of Leadership was the theme of the recent International Leadership Association (ILA...

LDC Chief executive reports on UK study tour

Date: 21 July 2014
Leadership Development Centre (LDC) Chief Executive Rosemary Hannah-Parr undertook a study tour in t...

David Butler – developing yourself and others as leaders

Date: 21 July 2014
David Butler, former Commissioner and Chief Executive of Inland Revenue, presented at a recent LDC C...

Inspired action: Three senior leaders share their leadership experiences

Date: 21 July 2014
LDC asked three senior women leaders: Maria McDonald, Director Electronic Monitoring Procurement and...

Leadership for the 21st Century

Date: 21 July 2014
At last week’s LDC clinic (7 March) participants discovered that Paul Porteous has some great work s...

Committed to system-wide leadership development

Date: 21 July 2014
As part of our role in connecting the system of public sector leadership, LDC last month began a ser...

What is good governance?

Date: 21 July 2014
At a recent members’ clinic, 2013 LDC Fellow Carolyn Risk acknowledged that ‘governance is hard’ and...

2014 LDC Fellowships – applications open 2 September 2013

Date: 21 July 2014
The Leadership Development Centre is pleased to announce that the 2014 LDC Fellowship applications w...

LDC Leadership in Practice participant awarded US Fellowship

Date: 21 July 2014
Sandy Graham, Group Manager Corporate Services, Dunedin City Council was one of 16 participants who ...

Employee engagement is based on past and future events

Date: 21 July 2014
New research from the Corporate Executive Board The Corporate Executive Board (CEB) stresses the nee...

Leading from the Inside Out workshop

Date: 15 July 2014
A one-day workshop followed by two action learning groups for LDC members Dates Workshop: Thursday, ...

Public sector leadership award acknowledges cross-agency collaboration and people-leader development initiative

Date: 4 July 2014
Congratulations to the joint winners of the ‘Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence’ 20...

LDC Scholars Panel recognise the new environment that leaders operate in

Date: 26 June 2014
The LDC Scholar Panel met recently to discuss the latest trends and topics in leadership development...

‘Critical Moment Dialogue’ helps leaders with workplace complexity and ambiguity: A recent LDC members’ clinic

Date: 26 June 2014
The Critical Moment Dialogue (CMD) gives busy leaders, who are often dealing with complexity and amb...

John Ong, Creative New Zealand – Leadership in Practice scholarship winner

Date: 26 June 2014
LDC is pleased to announce John Ong, from Creative New Zealand, as the successful applicant for its ...

New endowment to strengthen New Zealand leaders’ connection with United States

Date: 20 June 2014
The Chair of the Board of the Leadership Development Centre, Iain Rennie, is delighted to announce t...

Leadership Week 27 June-4 July 2014: Public sector leaders go back to school

Date: 18 June 2014
The ‘Dream Team’ – leaders speaking to school students across New Zealand ? has become a firm fixtur...

Blog 8, 25 May 2014

Date: 26 May 2014
Having left London, Craig and I have spent time with various organisations in Copenhagen and Brussel...

Blog 7, 22 May 2014

Date: 26 May 2014
Yesterday we were in Denmark and today we have just finished up in Belgium. These are the birth plac...

Blog 6, 20 May 2014

Date: 26 May 2014
In the National History Museum over the weekend, I came across this sign in a special exhibition cal...

Blog 5, 18 May 2014

Date: 19 May 2014
David signed off Blog #4 mentioning the ‘changing role of the CIO’.  How this is changing and what w...

Blog 4, 15 May 2014

Date: 16 May 2014
Leaving the Oxford course, Craig and I have taken slightly separate tracks as we pursue learning fro...

Bryan Chapple Blog 8, 11 April 2014

Date: 14 May 2014
After five weeks, the Fellowship is about to end and it will be back to Wellington, the family and w...

Bryan Chapple Blog 7, 7 April 2014

Date: 14 May 2014
We've just finished day two of the integrative thinking and strategic change course. It's very diffe...

Bryan Chapple Blog 6, 5 April 2014

Date: 14 May 2014
I finished my meetings in Ottawa and trained back ? finishing the Moretti book en route. There's sti...

Bryan Chapple, Blog 3, 29 March 2014

Date: 14 May 2014
I am now in Colorado Springs for a week. I'm taking the ‘Leading Strategically’ course run by the Ce...

Blog 3, 13 May 2014

Date: 13 May 2014
Wearing my All Black jacket in chilly Swansea I expected to see the passion of the Welsh come out as...

Blog 2, 11 May 2014

Date: 8 May 2014
This week we spent some time in the Great Hall of Hogwarts Castle which was a great experience … wel...

Blog 1, 8 May 2014

Date: 8 May 2014
We arrived in Oxford on Monday and took some time to wander around the university area in the middle...

Leadership Week 5-12 July 2013 – Dare, Dream, Do

Date: 24 April 2014
LDC is pleased to be supporting the Sir Peter Blake Trust (SPBT) Leadership Week 2013 and highlighti...

Sir Peter Blake Trust Dream Team 2013 – Leaders In Schools

Date: 24 April 2014
Eleven LDC senior leader members joined the Sir Peter Blake Trust Dream Team 2013 during Leadership ...

New Research From Stanford University And The Corporate Leadership Council On Collaboration, Succession Planning And Career Opportunities For High-Potential Employees

Date: 24 April 2014
The Secret To A Happy Collaboration We’re hearing it all the time in the public sector: ‘We need to ...

Deputy Commissioner State Sector Reform Al Morrison’s Insights Enrich Leadership In Practice

Date: 24 April 2014
Al Morrison, Deputy Commissioner State Sector Reform, State Services Commission, was a guest speake...

Leadership In Practice: Recent Graduates Reflect On Their Learning

Date: 24 April 2014
Three leaders, in three different roles from central and regional agencies ? part of a 16-strong gro...

What makes collaboration work? Research findings from 2013 LDC Fellow Robert Brodnax

Date: 11 April 2014
Collaboration can mean different things to different people. LDC members at Robert Brodnax’s clinic ...

New at LDC: Angus Bain, Researcher/Industrial and Organisational Psychologist, and Jeremy Leslie, Senior Leadership Development Advisor

Date: 11 April 2014
We are pleased to have two new staff members join the LDC team. Angus Bain, Researcher/Industrial an...

What great managers do: LDC members’ clinic with Martyn Pinckard

Date: 11 April 2014
We know from our Assessment for Development data, Performance Improvement Framework analysis and fee...

LDC Offers New Leadership In Practice Programme Scholarship

Date: 11 April 2014
LDC is pleased to offer an annual scholarship for the Leadership in Practice programme ? LDC’s highl...

LDC 2014 Fellows Focus On Better Public Services Key Result Areas

Date: 10 April 2014
Janine Dowding: Looking At Organisational Change For More Effective And Productive Cultures In Marc...

Leadership Across The System: Results From LDC’s Assessment For Development

Date: 10 April 2014
Last year, LDC looked at recent Assessment for Development (AfD) results to assess leaders’ strength...

New LDC Board Line-Up

Date: 10 April 2014
From 1 February 2014, the LDC Board became a joint venture Board of chief executive representatives ...

Bryan Chapple - Blog 5, 3 April 2014

Date: 3 April 2014
After my course finished on Friday in Colorado I spent a chunk of Saturday walking up a canyon near ...

Janine Dowding - Blog 8, 9 April 2014

Date: 3 April 2014
By the time you read this I should be back in NZ. Since my last update I have been to Kiwi Landing P...

Bryan Chapple - Blog 4, 29 March 2014

Date: 1 April 2014
We've just finished the Leading Strategically course at CCL. As Janine mentioned in one of her blogs...

Janine Dowding - Blog 7, 2 April 2014

Date: 1 April 2014
Well San Francisco has not been quite what I hoped for. Firstly, the weather has been appalling, col...

Janine Dowding - Blog 6, 30 March 2014

Date: 1 April 2014
This update comes from the Washington DC Dulles Airport while I wait for my flight to San Francisco....

Janine Dowding - Blog 5, 27 March 2014

Date: 1 April 2014
Sure enough it snowed yesterday but fortunately not enough to close businesses. The photo below was ...

Janine Dowding - Blog 4, 22 March 2014

Date: 24 March 2014
The programme ended yesterday with an unexpected visit from one of the very high powered characters ...

Janine Dowdling - Blog 3, 21 March 2014

Date: 24 March 2014
Tomorrow is the last day of the Harvard programme and I can honestly say it has had a profound impac...

Janine Dowding - Blog 2, 19 March 2014

Date: 19 March 2014
It is the end of day three of the programme and so far it has been very stimulating. A typical day i...

Janine Dowding - Blog 1, 17 March 2014

Date: 18 March 2014
This is the first of my blogs and is being written on the evening after the first day of the Leading...

Bryan Chapple Blog 2 17 March 2014

Date: 14 March 2014
I heard Leerom Segal and Rehaf Harfoush speak at the university a couple of evenings ago. They are t...

Bryan Chapple Blog 1, 13 March 2014

Date: 14 March 2014
I’ve had a great start to the Fellowship, beginning with the flights to Toronto, which were all on t...

David Butler – developing yourself and others as leaders

Date: 5 February 2014
David Butler, former Commissioner and Chief Executive of Inland Revenue, presented at a recent LDC C...

Testt test

Date: 5 February 2014
Tested

New Blog Post Page

Date: 3 February 2014

Test blog page

Date: 31 January 2014
Test test test test test.

Learning that fits with busy leader's schedules

Date: 30 January 2014
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide a great way for busy leaders to build their leadership d...

2014 IPANZ Gen-I public sector excellence awards – Nominations open

Date: 30 January 2014
Public sector organisations are being encouraged to identify projects or initiatives to be nominated...

Messages from the LDC Annual General Meeting: Taking Leadership Development to the next level

Date: 30 January 2014
The message from LDC’s 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM), held in December 2013, is that LDC is well...

LDC in 2014 - New and innovative Leadership Development

Date: 30 January 2014
A Message From LDC Chief Executive Rosemary Hannah-Parr Strong leadership development is core to a h...

A message from the CE - Jan 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
After a short break over the Christmas / New Year period, the LDC team was back on board from Monday...

Networking and collaboration

Date: 30 January 2014
With the Government’s focus on creating a public sector that is more innovative, efficient and focus...

Feb 26, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
My first full day in Washington DC was full of learnings – only some of them related directly to the...

Feb 27, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Kia ora,As close as I could get to the White House was the outside of the fence. I did, however, hav...

Feb 28, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Today I met with Dr Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator of Operations, National Marine Fish...

Mar 2, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Today is my last full day in DC and it is Saturday so I have spent the day being a tourist. DC is a...

Mar 4, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
I arrived in Ottawa yesterday after a short flight from Washington DC on a small plane, the size tha...

Mar 5, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
It was cold again when I left my hotel this morning - minus eight degrees with a wind chill factor t...

Mar 6, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
I am struggling to remember it is only Day 3 in Ottawa as I have seen and heard so much that it does...

Mar 7, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
This is my last day in Ottawa as tonight I fly to Toronto and on Friday will meet with officials fro...

Mar 11, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
My last day in Canada is in Toronto – the capital of Ontario province and the largest city in Canada...

Mar 19, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Heavy snow overnight blanketed the campus in about 20cm of snow. My icebreaker gear and new boots ea...

Mar 20, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Today was one of those slower days in a course where you can see that the lecturers are building to ...

Mar 21, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
I am sitting here in our tiny little rooms (5m by 2.5m including single bed, work desk, full bathroo...

Mar 24, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
The weekend is coming to an end now in London. The snow has followed me across the Atlantic - two da...

Mar 25, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Today was the first day of interviews and navigating the underground system. I made a few mistakes -...

Mar 27, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Today was an intense day of interviews. I started the morning with Eleanor Rowe and Dr Michael Harri...

Mar 28, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
It’s the end of two days of intensive interviews with representatives of the Society of Local Govern...

Mar 31, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
While I am taking Easter to visit Paris, I did have the chance to visit an amazing new environmental...

Apr 4, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
After a brief holiday in Paris over Easter we returned to freezing England on Wednesday. Our travels...

Apr 8, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
With my nomadic lifestyle, I have fallen a little behind on the blog - my apologies to you readers. ...

Apr 9, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
My apologies for the delays with these blogs. I am now three days behind schedule. Between travel an...

Apr 12, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
I am behind in my blogs but will ‘keep the faith’ and try to catch up. This blog follows a weekend i...

Apr 14, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
I have arrived at Harvard for the next week of structured training at the Kennedy School of Governme...

Apr 15, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Well, that was a day of drama. As you will know I am in Boston now. Because one of the bombs was in ...

Apr 16, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Today was day three of the negotiation training, an intense all day negotiation which has left us al...

Apr 19, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Well this is interesting. Boston is in lockdown, a manhunt underway, bombs stashed in various locati...

Mar 18, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Today was the first full day of lectures and working group sessions. Our case studies were eclectic ...

Mar 17, 2013

Date: 30 January 2014
Day one of the Fellowship and I seem to have been travelling forever. Having left New Zealand on Sat...

Leaders lunch with CEs

Date: 30 January 2014
LDC has recently begun a series of CE lunches with participants in the Leadership Development Progra...

LDC reinforces value of individual development planning at ILA Conference

Date: 30 January 2014
Building the R&D of Leadership was the theme of the recent International Leadership Association (ILA...

Latest New Zealand and Australian workforce trends

Date: 30 January 2014
 Below is a summary of key Global, New Zealand and Australian workforce trends emerging in ‘Quarter ...

Emerging themes in international leadership development

Date: 30 January 2014
On a recent overseas trip, Digby Scott, one of Leadership Development Centre’s providers, gained som...

Australian public sector messages relevant to NZ

Date: 30 January 2014
LDC Chief Executive Rosemary Hannah-Parr chaired sessions at the recent Australian Institute of Publ...

The best thing about working at Land Information New Zealand is the people

Date: 30 January 2014
Led by the then-Chief Executive Colin McDonald, and continued by Peter Mersi, Land Information New Z...

Design-led innovation - insights for the public sector

Date: 30 January 2014
In a recent LDC clinic, Jim Scully, ThinkPlace Partner and New Zealand service design pioneer, share...

Experiential learning in action

Date: 30 January 2014
Earlier this year, Jan Pierce, General Manager Customer Services, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ...

Senior leader Scott Gallacher talks about leadership development

Date: 30 January 2014
In May this year, Scott Gallacher, one of the Deputy Director-Generals for Ministry of Primary Indus...

‘Leading with political astuteness’: New research from the Australian and New Zealand School of Government

Date: 30 January 2014
The Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) recently launched new research, ‘Leadin...

What the Performance Improvement Framework reviews mean for leadership development

Date: 30 January 2014
‘The Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) results, including the Getting to Great report, have pr...

Leadership in practice makes a difference: Three programmes to start in 2014

Date: 29 January 2014
Applications are now open for 2014 Leadership in Practice (LIP) programmes starting in March, June a...

Transforming conflict into innovation: Russ Gaskin on ‘Polarity Thinking’

Date: 29 January 2014
Russ Gaskin likes Peter Koestenbaum’s statement: ‘I believe that the central leadership attribute is...

Philippa Jones’ experience leading service delivery in business transformation at Housing New Zealand

Date: 29 January 2014
Philippa Jones lived and breathed transformation for four years at Housing New Zealand Corporation (...

Professor Clayton Christensen: The panda’s thumb and other dilemmas

Date: 29 January 2014
LDC was pleased to partner with ‘Business Influentials’ in presenting Harvard business professor Cla...

Planning underway for new senior leader development on complexity and working collaboratively

Date: 29 January 2014
Complexity and working collaboratively across the system to deliver shared outcomes, as we all know,...

Focus on talent management: Human resources senior executives from public and private sectors meet

Date: 29 January 2014
Focussing on talent management, Human Resources (HR) senior executives from both the private and pub...

LDC scholars panel on leadership potential

Date: 29 January 2014
Measuring ‘leadership potential’ was the main topic at the final 2013 LDC Scholars Panel’s meeting. ...

LDC’s unique role highly valued and relevant: 2013 Membership survey results

Date: 29 January 2014
Toolkits were at the top of most people’s leadership resource wish-list in our 2013 membership surve...

I like trains.

Date: 28 January 2014
Choo Choo.

Test blog post

Date: 20 January 2014
Did you feel that earth quake?

New Blog Post Page

Date: 20 January 2014

SilverStripe blog module successfully installed

Date: 19 January 2014
Congratulations, the SilverStripe blog module has been successfully installed. This blog entry can b...

2016 reflections from LDC Chief Executive Rosemary Hannah-Parr and provider panel members, LDC's new tips lists, and 2016 LiP scholarship.

LDC offers the Leadership in Practice scholarship to small agencies at 50% of full programme fee.Leadership in Practice (LiP) is a nine-mont...

Looking back on 2016 I’d say it’s been a potpourri of experiences, challenges and achievements – with just the right mix of exploration and ...

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