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Leadership 3.0

Leadership 3.0

For this annual leadership issue of CIO, I will not refer to insights from a management guru, but someone who in the hearts and minds of New Zealanders, exemplifies leadership non-pareil – Sir Peter Blake.

But even then, the man who led Team New Zealand to America’s Cup victory and selflessly used his high profile to champion the environment, said the things that make a leader are “probably undefinable qualities” and include the “little things” that rally the team to success. I really liked what he said about looking at mistakes as part of learning. “That is the only way you can get better and better,” he said, “And if you are not prepared to make a mistake, well, you are not gonna make anything.”

We find the themes on the essence of leadership Sir Peter espoused played over and over again in the experiences of the four CIOs we feature on the cover story this month: Andrew Diver of Vero, Wayne Champion of the West Coast District Health Board, Peter Winquist of AsureQuality and Peter Thomas of the New Zealand Defence Force.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers for your continued support throughout what has been a very exciting and successful year for CIO. I look forward to catching up with you and meeting you in our events in 2008. Meanwhile, I wish you all a great festive season.

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