September 10, 2018 – Rural Life –
This article is about new Federated Farmers’ (New Zealand) Chief Executive Terry Copeland.
Prior to joining the organization, he had huge respect and admiration for New Zealand’s farming sector and bemoaned how little the country’s food producers were celebrated, the lack of acknowledgement being “appalling”. One thing he said he did love was learning and — six weeks into the new role at the helm of the rural lobby group — he had been enjoying attending cluster meetings around the country. It was good to be “out there listening” and absorbing what farmers were saying. He also did not want to be an “anonymous” chief executive, he said.
These behaviors describe what listening leaders do. They show up and are fully engaged with an open mind.
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