Art of Work invites you to join an Auckland  based Master Class for business leaders and managers interested in improving their leadership skills and enabling better performance.

What can leaders do to enable better performance? Traditional assumptions about leaders suggest that leaders have the answers, followers need to be motivated and instructed, and that control needs to be positioned close to the top of organisations, in particular when it comes to safety critical conditions. But experience shows that this way of leading creates more problems than it solves.

This Enabling Leadership Master Class will convey essential skills for leaders to enable better performance, based on an examination of the conditions that help people to perform. Enabling leadership is not about making great leaders - it is about making others great.  

Through a combination of case studies and thought provoking exercises, attendees will learn:

  • how to unlock contributions and discretionary efforts of employees at all levels
  • how to better capture and use collective intelligence to create a learning organisation
  • how to adapt and evolve how work is done - continuously and in the wake of failures
  • how to enable great performance by providing solutions rather than constraints

The Master Class will explore safety related issues, but the concepts involved are applicable in other operational areas as well.

Participants will receive:

  • Tony Hseih's book 'Delivering Happiness
  • Copies of the presentation material
  • Membership to Art of Work’s exclusive Lighthouse Centre of Excellence
  • Access for 6 months to a Master Class web portal loaded with resources relating to foundations of Enabling Leadership, including case studies, change strategies, journal articles, book references, links to e-resources, and tools to collaborate with other participants beyond the Master Class event.

The Master Class will be presented by Daniel Hummerdal, Director of Innovation at Art of Work will be presenting the day. Daniel is recognised in Australia and overseas as a leading safety thinker and practitioner. After an initial career as a commercial pilot, Daniel studied psychology, graduating with a Master of Science in Psychology from Linköping University in Sweden. Daniel also holds Masters level courses in Human Factors in Aviation. He has worked as an accident investigator with the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration, as a Human Factors consultant with Dedale (France), and been engaged in industrial safety research in Sweden, France and Australia. Daniel has most recently been the Safety Innovation Leader for Thiess based in Brisbane and prior to this corporate role he was the Safety Practices Leader at Sinclair Knight Merz. Daniel is passionate about finding innovative ways to help organisations to improve safety. He is also the founder of

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Event details:

When: 8am-5pm, Friday 31st March 2017 

Venue: Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Dr, Auckland Airport

Auckland - 31 March - Enabling Leadership - Safety Differently - Master Class
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