Our Australian colleague and good friend Michael Bunting has co-authored with “The Leadership Challenge” authors James Kouzes and Barry Posner a new book “Extraordinary Leadership in Australia and New Zealand”. Rodger Spiller & Associates is pleased to have been able to contribute to the book by encouraging the inclusion of New Zealand, connecting the authors with local leaders that we have worked with and providing comments.
This research-driven guide to the leadership behaviours which create more engaged workplaces and higher performance is a guidebook for what it takes, at any level of an organisation, to bring out the best in people. It is full of insights not just from people who are making a difference, but also evidence from their direct reports, colleagues and managers about the impact that The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® has on them and their performance.
Drawing upon empirical data from more than 75,000 people in the Australian and New Zealand workforce, the authors document how The Five Practices are being applied here, and also compares this region with data from 28 other countries. Interviews with more than 100 leaders and their teams provide real examples and practical applications within the grasp of every reader who aspires to make a difference.
Case studies are balanced across gender, function, and industry providing a broad perspective, identifying why leadership matters, and offering keen insights into how you lead others to greatness. “Extraordinary Leadership in Australia and New Zealand” presents a data-driven framework for being an effective leader, with expert guidance toward the actions that you can take to improve the performance of your team and organisation.
Rodger Spiller & Associates offers “The Leadership Challenge” training in New Zealand and can help you apply the insights from this powerful approach.