Celebrating Leadership Week 2011

Leadership Week, established by The Sir Peter Blake Trust to celebrate and develop leadership for all New Zealanders, has been highlighted at Wellington City Libraries this week with a great display of books and magazines to inspire us all.

You can find biographies, books about leadership generally, and interesting features in magazines to encourage good leadership, both in your own life and in those around you.  The display will be up for another week or you can find inspiring items about leadership anytime – try a search under ‘leadership’ in our Catalogue for some further suggestions, or ask a staff member to guide you if you’re not sure where to look.

Here a few of the latest new titles we have on leadership:

Syndetics book coverLearn Like a Leader: Today’s Top Leaders Share Their Learning Journeys.“Great leaders seize the opportunity to learn, again and again. Learn Like a Leader brings together the remarkable stories of learning from 35 top leaders, offering profound lessons from key learning moments in their lives and careers.”

Syndetics book coverThe leadership challenge / James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner.“The myth of leadership holds that it is a mystical quality possessed by a few charismatic individuals. This book shows in great detail that leadership can be learned and that it encompasses a set of processes and behavior that can be consciously nurtured.”

Syndetics book coverTruth About Leadership.“Ten time-tested truths reveal what all leaders must know, regardless of context or circumstance.”

And on Wednesday 18 young leaders from Tawa Intermediate were inspired by Jamie Clark, 2010 Antarctic Youth Ambassador for the Sir Peter Blake Trust, as he shared his experiences and encouraged them to grasp every opportunity available to develop their leadership skills and abilities.

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Leadership Week officially ends on Friday 8th July with national Red Socks Day – make sure you wear your red socks  in support of The Sir Peter Blake Trust, set up in the name of a great New Zealand leader and working to inspire all Kiwis to be great leaders in our own way every day.