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This book presents a new way of leading by looking to traditional waka navigators or wayfinders for the skills and behaviours needed in modern leaders. It takes readers on a journey into wayfinding and leading, discussing principles of wayfinding philosophy, giving examples of how these have been applied in businesses and communities, and providing action points for readers to practise and reflect on the skills they are learning.
Dr Chellie Spiller (Ngati Kahungunu) is a senior lecturer and Associate Dean Maori and Pacific at The University of Auckland Business School. She has over 30 years' corporate experience in tourism, finance and marketing and has held senior executive positions in New Zealand and overseas. Reflections on Authentic Leadership, which she co-edited with Donna Ladkin, was a top 10 leadership book of 2013 in the University of San Diego Outstanding Leadership Book Awards.John Panoho (Te Parawhau, Te Uri Roroi, Ngati Whatua, ko Ngai Tawake ki te Moana, Te Honihoni na Ngapuhi Nui Tonu) was in the Police for 19 years, attaining the rank of detective sergeant. Since then, he has worked to develop cultural tourism ventures that are sustainable and offer authentic engagement with Maori. He also has co-developed and co-delivered Maori-values-based leadership, team building and cultural competency programmes nationally and internationally.Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr (Tainui) is captain of the oceangoing waka Haunui and has sailed the Pacific for 35 years. He paddles, sails and teaches waka, and his master's research investigated how the waka is a symbol of mana in the 21st century. He was lecturer at Waikato University for more than 19 years, and recently, he has focused on education and leadership programmes that use waka to facilitate learning.