Developing future leaders - senior leaders [archived]
Please note: This material has been archived. For current information see our Leadership and Talent pages.
Senior leader profile
We’re continuing to improve the way we develop senior leaders, focusing on people in tier 2 roles and larger tier 3 roles. We will collaborate with chief executives through the Career Board process to actively develop our best people.
We‘re committed to providing opportunities for individuals to develop their career and leadership capability across multiple agencies so that senior leaders develop both breadth and depth of experience in multiple roles. These may include any key positions identified as developmental roles in the future. It is also expected that every person will take responsibility to do the best for themselves in advancing their career.
This targeted approach will prepare high performers to succeed in system-critical and future chief executive roles and ensure a deep, wide pool of viable candidates. It will better position the State Services to deliver on government priorities and achieve outstanding results.
We will develop senior leaders in a transparent manner that is consistent with the State Sector Amendment Act (2013). The new legislation moves the Public Service towards a leadership development approach where chief executives and the State Services Commissioner jointly manage talent within the whole State Services system for the benefit of all New Zealanders.
The State Services Leadership Success Profile (LSP) specifies the competencies needed by our leaders to deliver results in today’s challenging and complex environment. The competencies we’re looking for in senior leaders fit with these.
- Deliver results through self
- Deliver results through people
- Deliver results through vision
- Deliver results through execution
|Leadership Success Profile competencies||Senior leader competencies|
|Build strategic partnerships||
|Ignite passion, pace and positivity||
|Design and develop people capacity and capability||
|Imagine an inspirational future; make it happen||
|Create opportunities through foresight and insight||
|Collaborate to build and share a common purpose and direction||
|Innovate and integrate||
|Plan and prioritise||
|Ensure operational excellence||
Key resources and tools
- Career Board process (PDF 67k)
- SSC guide - Strengthening your career (PDF 685k)
- Top 200 output pack August 2013 (PDF 1.8M)
- Leadership Development Centre www.ldc.govt.nz
- Institute of Public Administration New Zealand www.ipanz.org.nz
- Australia and New Zealand School of Government www.anzsog.edu.au
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