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Taking leadership lessons to the next generation

Photo: Roger Stokell Associate Dean, International and Engagement with Mike Marr, TPT Group.

Friday, 07 July 2017

Aspiring student leaders from schools across Auckland recently spent the day walking in the footsteps of business greats as part of the AUT Business and Law Schools’ Shadow a Leader programme.

Now in its fifth year, Shadow a Leader matches a year 13 student and an AUT business or law student with a business leader.

On 4 July, 78 students from 40 schools across Auckland and 78 AUT Faculty of Business, Economics and Law students were exposed to the day-to-day workings of leadership in action, including strategy meetings, negotiations, videoconferences, team building meetings and client sales presentations.

The launch of Shadow a Leader day was an opportunity to recognise Mike Marr, entrepreneur, owner and group CEO of TPT Group, which owns businesses in the electronic security, SaaS, technology, finance & leasing, asset inspection, and commercial industrial property sectors.

Marr was awarded a Medallion for Entrepreneurship from global business honour society Beta Gamma Sigma – one of only two in the world given out this year.

Roger Stokell, Associate Dean, International and Engagement at AUT Business School says the Medallion for Entrepreneurship celebrates those who contribute significantly to our economy and our society and who display the characteristics of an entrepreneur in so doing.

Shadow a Leader is on social media channels: @AUTuni #AUTSAL


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