Leadership in motion
Nikora, L. W. (2015). Leadership in motion. Presented at the Women in Leadership Day, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Permanent Research Commons link: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/9774
He honore, he kororia, maungarongo ki te whenua, whakaaro pai ki nga tangata katoa…pai marire. Paimarie kia ratou kua wheturangitia, ki te maunga tapu ki Taupiri, te okiokinga a to tatou Arikinui, Te Ataarangikaahu. Moe mai, e Rangi. A, ki tana tama, Kingi Tuheitia, me te kahui ariki kei waenganui i a tatou, kei te mihi. Kia a koe Linda, nau te whakamoemiti ki te rungarawa. Tena koe. E te tumuaki, Vice Chancellor, nga mihi o te ata ki a koe. Mauri ora kia tatou katoa. When I received the invitation to attend this WILD event, I was both intrigued by the possibilities that such a day might bring, and challenged by the topic that organisers wanted me to speak to. Imagining a small informal and conversational gathering of women, I accepted the invitation. Time passed and I duly received a request for a biographical statement and title of my talk. The event was promoted and in the promotional material, what stood out between circling ruby red panic lights was the venue, PWC. The largest lecture theatre on campus. This was not going to be a talk over a cosy cup of tea. So, what do academics do when they’re stressed and feeling a bit rattled? We prepare papers. So this paper responds to an invitation to speak about leadership (personally and/or professionally)”. I chose the “personally” option, sort of.