Leadership Principles & Practices

Leadership is an example of, and exercise in, good authority. Leadership is the ability to attract quality people, the key to which is becoming a person of integrity yourself: from character to collaboration.

Leaders don’t just micro-manage, they motivate by creating a vision of the future and building a team to deliver, together, on that depiction. Leaders innovate and inspire. They see obstacles as opportunities. Leaders are proactive and purposeful; they communicate with persuasion and convince with passion. Leaders harness hope and possess the charismatic capacity to translate ideas into reality, aspirations into action. Leaders are lifelong learners, always open to and optimistic about new challenges. The real aim of a true leader is to produce more leaders, not other followers.

Discover the laws of leadership – the skills and secrets – that have influenced:

  • a 20th century Kiwi rugby team (the legendary All Blacks)
  • a 16th century Spanish society (the Jesuits)
  • a second-century Roman Emperor who was also a Stoic philosopher (Marcus Aurelius)
  • a Persian ruler from pre-Christian times (King Cyrus the Great, whom Peter Drucker extols)

Theirs is the Art of Achievement. Lastly and experientially, learn some life-lessons in leadership from Plato and Pinocchio.