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The Otago Post – Issue 17

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Friday 7 March 2014 11:38am

A career in education

Mike Wright’s love of study blends in well with his current position – as a chaplain for students and staff at the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic.

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On track to the next career level

When Dunedin nurse Emma Macfarlane wanted to boost her career through extra…

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Combining business and study

An interest in entrepreneurship and having his own start-up business…

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From diploma to kakapo

Department of Conservation Operations Ranger Jo Ledington can make a direct link from…



George Benwell
Professor George Benwell
Dean, Otago Business School

What is a leader?
Can leadership be taught?

These are perplexing questions, and possibly there is no definitive answer. But for a start consider some analogous questions.

What is a parent?
Can parenthood be taught?

Equally perplexing questions. But we may more easily accept that there are innate traits and abilities of animals and humans that create at least some parenting skills in all of us.

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In brief

Looking for more information? Find out more…
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Making your postgraduate study easier to find
Students who are thinking about postgraduate study will now find it easier to check out their options at Otago…

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