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Professor Chellie Spiller

Chellie Spiller

Professor of Management and Leadership
Associate Dean Māori - WMS

Keywords

Cultural Learning; Culture; Human Development; Indigenous Rights; Leadership; Maori; Maori Culture/Tikanga; Maori Governance; Maori Research; Maori Women

Wayfinding Leadership, Authentic Leadership, Collective Leadership, Māori Governance, Strategy, Decision-making, Wellbeing. Mindfulness, Spirituality in Business, Māori and Indigenous stewardship approaches

Personal Website: www.chelliespiller.com

Iwi: Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa


Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.4.35
Phone: +64 7 837 9434

Papers Taught

About Chellie

Dr Chellie Spiller, (hapū Matawhaiti Iwitea, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa), is a Professor at the University of Waikato's Management School and Associate Dean Māori.

  • Leadership. I'm especially interested in Wayfinding Leadership, Authentic Leadership, Collective/Relational Leadership, Wisdom, Leadership Development and Change, Spiritual and Servant Leadership
  • Māori and Indigenous Business and Governance including Stewardship, Sustainability, Strategy and Decision-making
  • Wisdom, Spirituality, Wellbeing and Mindfulness in Leadership and Business
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Sustainable Business and Social Enterprise.

I'm a committed advocate for Māori leadership, management, governance and business development. My PhD developed the notion of relational wellbeing and wealth across spiritual, environmental, social, cultural and economic dimensions at work and I continue to research and publish in this area. I am a co-principal investigator on a research team exploring Māori leadership in the context of decision-making.

My latest book is Practical Wisdom, Leadership and Culture: Indigenous, Asian and Middle-Eastern Perspectives co-edited with Ali Intezari and Shih-Ying Yang. The stories from contributors around the world are illuminating and inspiring.

In 2015 I released a book  with Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and John Panoho on ‘Wayfinding Leadership’. Our training programmes are growing and currently being taught in a variety of domains, such as Air New Zealand’s middle management training programme, Global Women’s Breakthrough Leadership, the judiciary, professional sports teams, and the health sector. Wayfinding Leadership is included in the list of 150 books by leading Māori authors assembled by the Royal Society of New Zealand to celebrate 150 years of Māori non-fiction publications.

In 2013 my co-edited book with Donna Ladkin, Reflections on Authentic Leadership: Concepts, Coalescences and Clashes (Edward Elgar Press) was short-listed for an international leadership book award.

I bring over thirty years of corporate experience in tourism and marketing in New Zealand and abroad, holding senior executive positions, to my academic work and leadership and management development programmes.

Distinctions and awards

  • Co-Theme Leader Whai Rawa Māori Economies, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga centre for Māori research excellence
  • Coastal People: Southern Skies - Research Advisory Group
  • Guest speaker, Harvard Kennedy School on "Next Level Inclusion", 2020
  • Joined the editorial review board for Academy of Management Perspectives 2018
  • Guest speaker at Harvard University on 'What is a great leader' 2018
  • Tedx Talk on 'Wayfinding Leadership'
  • Co-Chair Programs for International Leadership Association global conference 2018
  • Featured in '100 Māori Leaders' for services to community, Te Rau Matatini 2017  https://100maorileaders.com/dr-chellie-spiller
  • Co-awarded major research grant Māori Leadership and Decision-Making (Ngā Pae) 2017
  • Finalist Māori Book of the Year Awards for Wayfinding Leadership (non-fiction) 2016
  • Early Career Research Excellence Award by the University of Auckland 2015
  • Top ten Leadership Book of the Year finalist; Reflections on Authentic Leadership 2014
  • Awarded to bring a Distinguished Visitor to UoA (Prof. Joe Kalt, Harvard University) 2013
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Harvard University and The University of Arizona 2012
  • Dame Mira Szászy Māori Business Leaders Alumni Award 2012
  • Best Reviewer Award Academy of Management (SIM) 2012
  • Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Award 2012
  • Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings Award 2010
  • Inaugural Paul Kelly Scholar, University of Auckland 2005

Links

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chellie_Spiller
Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1234-1764
LinkedIn: https://nz.linkedin.com/in/chellie-spiller-60186a4
Website: www.chelliespiller.com

Research Supervised

Current or incoming PhD students:

Job Satisfaction of Women Teachers in Saudi Private Schools: Examining Perceptions, Understanding Challenges and Intention to Leave the Job by Hana Alsubaie

Full of Holes or Full of Wholes: Exploring the Use of Metaphors in Aotearoa Leadership by Andrew Melville

Pae Oranga Whakatere - Navigating Horizons of Well-being by Johnnie Freeland

Research Interests

  • Leadership. I'm especially interested in Wayfinding Leadership, Authentic Leadership, Collective/Relational Leadership, Wisdom, Leadership Development and Change, Spiritual and Servant Leadership
  • Māori and Indigenous Business and Governance including Stewardship, Sustainability, Strategy and Decision-making
  • Wisdom, Spirituality, Wellbeing and Mindfulness in Leadership and Business
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Sustainable Business and Social Enterprise.

Recent Publications

  • Spiller, C. (2021). ‘I AM’: Indigenous consciousness for authenticity and leadership. Leadership, online, 174271502199959. doi:10.1177/1742715021999590

  • Spiller, C. (2021). Maori leadership in governance: A living whariki system. In R. Benton, & R. Joesph (Eds.), Waking the Taniwha: Maori Governance in the 21st Century (pp. 23 pages). Thomson Reuters.

  • Wolfgramm, R., & Spiller, C. (2021). Light. In J. Hausdoerffer, B. Hecht, M. Nelson, & K. Cummings (Eds.), What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to be (pp. 232-239). University of Chicago Press.

  • Spiller, C. (2021). Wayfinding odyssey into the interspace. In J. Ruru, & L. Nikora (Eds.), Ngā kete mātauranga : Māori scholars at the research interface (pp. 12 pages). Otago University Press.

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