This week we looked at what indigenous means and what this means in terms of approaches to leadership. Wayfinding: defined as  “the ways in which people orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place.” We revisited Kaitiakitanga in terms of how it represents space and place and time. However not in a linear […]

Wayfinding my way through my own life

Having dissed in the previous post others who use the concept for trite purposes, I have had strong personal identification with the wayfinding concept and want to share that in my portfolio. Academic wayfinding One personal example of my ‘wayfinding’ adventure through my PhD. Firstly, I wrote it primarily as an autobiographical attempt of self-discovery […]

Leading Change and Making Positive Decisions

The flipped preparation this week involved reading the article “Leading Change and Making Positive Decisions” and coming to the session with responses to the article: One thing that resonates with you that you could usefully take away from the article “You should not follow any change leadership recipe uncritically, but lead the adaptation of a […]

Indigenous Leadership

This week we started to explore indigenous leadership. I have had reasonable exposure to and understanding of Te Ao Maori but have not heard very much about it’s application to leadership contexts. This certainly has resonance with what we’ve been discussing with regard to authentic value as in Te Ao Maori there is an obligation […]

Why I am no longer talking to salesmen about education

This post borrows on Reni Eddo-Lodge, 2017- “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race”  for the overall construct of refusing to engage in conversations that render me invisible. In her introduction, she states: “I’ve written this book to articulate the feeling of having your voice and confidence snatched away from you in […]

My Authentic Self

This is the activity I completed in our Week 3 class:  Which people and experiences in your early life had the greatest impact on you? Growing up as the second youngest child in a family of 10. My mother’s ethic of care and social responsibility. My parent’s activism in the struggle to support Farm Workers’ […]

Holding the vision in times of uncertainty

In my workplace, human relationships are at the heart of our “brand”. My organisation is ranking itself as  “the backbone of New Zealand construction industry”- providing foundations for employers to train high-quality builders to meet the needs of NZ housing crisis. For the last 15 years or so we have been providing bespoke 1-1 customer […]