Messy leadership: Embrace a little chaos and build resilience in yourself and your team

Event Details

  • 24 October 2019
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Location: LDC, Level 13, Prime Property Tower, 88 Lambton Quay, Wellington

To live and lead a full life, we need to push ourselves and those we lead beyond our comfort zone (but not too much). How can we embrace ‘good’ mess and stress, and buffer ourselves from the more difficult (and inevitable) challenges of life, work and leading others?

Public sector leaders face an ever-increasing complexity in the problems they are asked to solve, and the time and effort it takes to solve them. Managing fatigue, maintaining the mental health of those we lead, and leading our own work-life balance requires regular reflection and habitual change. However, to build and sustain a level of energy and creativity in our organisations and teams, we must be able to recognise and build resilience, creativity and contentment within ourselves.

Through a decade of working with leaders, Paul has recognised the seven secrets of high-performers who are also happy, creative and energised amongst the ‘mess’ of their lives. A messy life? The stresses and strains of leading, managing, parenting, creating, exercising, getting older…

In this two-hour interactive Learning Lab, Paul Pringle will introduce some theory and pragmatic tools for incorporating seven habits into both your daily life and your leadership of resilience in others.

Facilitator Paul Pringle

Paul Pringle is the Director of Strategy Group and a former employment lawyer turned high-performance coach and facilitator. For a decade he has worked with some of New Zealand and Australia’s senior business leaders, policy makers, academics, athletes, artists and entrepreneurs.

Paul works with senior teams focussing on strategic facilitation. His work is tailored to the needs of each team, and explores strategy, leadership, performance, connection, and creativity.

Paul’s practical thinking tools enable high-performers to embrace the challenge and vulnerability required for both achievement and change.

Who can attend?

LDC members

This event is free for all LDC members. Numbers limited to 50, so book early to avoid disappointment. Register above.

Non-LDC members

Non-LDC members are welcome to attend, with a fee of $50 + GST. Please email to register.


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