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What is a Great Leader?

Friday, March 18, 2016

What is a Great Leader?

Workers, volunteers, managers and senior leaders in the sport and recreation sector are participating in a series of interviews and focus groups up and down the country, between April and August, to share their views on leadership. This will help shape a framework for world-class leadership in the sport and recreation sector. This extensive consultation, at all sector levels and broadly across this sector, is designed to develop a truly shared vision for what great leadership would look like. Unfortunately, we can’t interview or consult with everyone but we are planning broad representation and diversity in the consultation process.

Sport NZ has engaged leadership consulting firm Winsborough Ltd to:

review and research all related documents (status: completed)

interview senior leaders (status: in progress)

run a series of 27 focus groups – involving participants at various levels and from a variety of settings throughout the country (status: focus group members being identified).

Using all this input, the goal is to develop a framework that reflects a shared vision for great leadership, that describes exemplary leadership behaviour at all levels to help the sector to plan for, attract, develop and inspire our most potent resource – our people.  Studies show that leadership has been one of the top two global talent issues for several years now, and New Zealand is no exception. Nations all face significant challenges in responding to the changing needs of an ageing, growing and increasingly more diverse population, and leadership is critical to successfully meeting these challenges.

Read more about the Leadership Framework here.

For further information, contact Gretchen Young, Principal Advisor, Sector Capability, gretchen.young@sportnz.org.nz or phone 021 597 427

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