Magazine article New Zealand Management

Editorial: Celebrating Leadership

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Editorial: Celebrating Leadership

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Byline: Ruth Le Pla

Following hard on the heels of this year's nationwide Leadership Week events and initiatives we're dedicating this issue of NZ Management to a full-on celebration of leadership.

It comes at a time of deep transition for both individual leaders and for the discipline of leadership itself which is constantly being challenged to reinvent and re-energise itself. As we have been signalling in this magazine for some time now, much needs to change for today's leaders to be able to meaningfully address the problems of today and the future. Many of the old models -- excessive executive remuneration packages spring to mind -- are, rightfully, under attack. Much will continue to change.

But for now we're celebrating the stuff that people are doing well. And we're examining new thinking around how leadership can evolve. We're proud, for instance, to be carrying within this issue of NZ Management the latest edition of Leaders, the flagship publication of Leadership New Zealand. Within its pages, chair Jo Brosnahan examines and celebrates the diversity of thought and perspective that emerges when people from different generations share their ideas and inspirations. As she puts it, it's about exploring the "opportunities in the space between the generations".

She writes about creating workplaces flexible enough to accommodate the needs and values of each generation, and the benefits of enabling each individual to contribute in their own way. That, surely, must be great leadership.

We've picked up on this theme of intergenerational leadership in our cover story in this issue of NZ Management, asking six Gen X and Gen Y leaders to share their vision for the future. …

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