Wayfinding Leadership: Ground-breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders

Book Authors Chellie Spiller, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr & John Panoho
Rights Available World excl. NZ

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 so that readers can practise and reflect on the skills they are learning.

About the Authors

Dr Chellie Spiller (Ngāti Kahungunu, Pākehā) is a senior lecturer and Associate Dean Māori and Pacific at the University of Auckland Business School. She has over thirty years of corporate experience in tourism, finance and marketing, holding senior executive positions in New Zealand and abroad, and brings this experience to her academic work and leadership and management development programmes.

Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr (Tainui) is the captain of the oceangoing waka Haunui. Hoturoa has been sailing around the Pacific for more than thirty-five years. He paddles waka, sails waka, teaches waka.

John Panoho (Parawhau, Te Uri Roroi, Ngāti Whātua, ko Ngāi Tawake ki te Moana, Te honihoni na Ngāpuhi Nui Tonu) has worked steadily to turn the concept of cultural tourism into a business reality, dynamic and underpinned by authentic and sustainable experiences and engagement with Māori. John has developed and delivered Māori-values-based leadership, team building and cultural competency programmes in New Zealand and internationally.


Huia Publishers


155 x 234 mm


Non Fiction

General Non Fiction

Age range

Publication Date
December 2015

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Eboni Waitere

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Wayfinding provides the basis for a powerful approach for taking a fresh perspective on leadership in a world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

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