Ep. #38. Doing Magic at Work with Professor Pare Keiha

Making Sense of Work with Jean Balfour

Jan 20 2023 • 42 mins

Jean is joined by Professor Pare Keiha.

Pare shares very openly his approach to leadership and in this wide ranging conversation Jean and Pare discuss

  • Being fully human in leadership
  • How the way we see work impacts our enjoyment of our work
  • Personal mastery as a leader
  • The importance of systems thinking and teams
  • Education and social justice

Professor Pare Keiha is the Pro Vice Chancellor for Māori Advancement, Tumuaki/Dean of Te Ara Poutama, the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development, and the Dean of the Faculty of Culture and Society at the Auckland University of Technology. He also has a strong and extensive background in the governance of several public and private companies.

He supports several Auckland based arts and culture charities and is currently chair of the Aroha Collective, a member of the board of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and a member of the board of the Prince’s Trust New Zealand. He was honoured by the Queen in the 2008 New Year’s Honours List when he was made a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order (QSO) for his services to business, education, and Māori.

He is passionate about education and social justice. He advises several Māori enterprises, including both tribal and pan-tribal organisations, as well as state sector entities in the areas of business development, management, and strategy.

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