How to lead people at work in 2024: Manifesto for a more human way of leading in New Zealand

This manifesto outlines the way I intend to show up. These are not the 10 commandments. This is a working document I expect to update as I learn more and develop over time.

Kia ora. Tēnā koutou katoa.

Whether you lead a large team at work or you are a team of one, it starts with you.

Investing in yourself feels great and gives you the sustenance to care for others.

It gives you the opportunity to really lead.

Leadership preparation or How to care for yourself

The average person will spend one third of their life at work.

One third can change everything.

Because how we lead affects people’s lives, long after they leave the office.

As leaders, it needs to become our highest priority to send each and every person home to their family, friends and loved ones enriched.

We can do this by caring for our people.

How to care deeply for the lives of those you lead

Start by caring for yourself and then extend this kindness to your people.

We are only here for a short time.

Let’s use this time to enrich the lives of those we lead.

Me haere!
Let’s go!



Thanks to Hamish Bulsara, Christine Chow, Cynthia Gao, Clarissa Hirst, Kel Lysaght, Sierra Truong and Adam Walmsley for reading drafts of this.

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