Dr Peter Blyde on Accelerating Your Leadership Impact
Short, Sharp: Accelerating Your Leadership Impact with Dr Peter Blyde


The University of Auckland Business School

Dr. Peter Blyde regularly works with the Business School to develop and deliver executive development programmes for corporate clients. Peter has been at the forefront of executive leadership development including the Hillary Leadership Programme (New Zealand Leadership Institute 2005-2010) and Global Women Breakthrough Leadership Programme (2014-2016) and ran New Zealand’s first 12 month leadership development in 1992. He maintains a consulting association with the University of Auckland Business School specializing in leadership.

Peter consults to private and public organisations primarily with advanced leadership, executive team, and resilience focus. His recent clients include Hawkins, Fonterra, AAI, Metro Performance Glass, MBIE, ACC, Midland DHBs, Landcare Research and Deloitte.

Peter’s skills are regularly used to engage and extend the strategic, interpersonal and personal aspects of leadership of experienced professionals - particularly in health, science, engineering and finance. Peter has a sustained track record of being able to build credibility with such audiences, challenge their thinking, and support changes in their behaviour and practice. He is adept at helping others apply insights in complex environments.

Prior to this, Peter was a consultant with the Hay Group in Sydney specialising in leadership development, executive coaching, emotional intelligence and strategy clarification. He worked with public and private organisations including Merill Lynch, UBS Warburg, Rabobank, Unilever, Smiths Snackfoods, Merck Sharp and Dohme, AGL, ABN Amro, Holden, Bayer, Sydney Airport Corporation, and the Grains Research and Development Corporation. While at Hay Peter was the Australasian representative for the Hay Group Global R&D Network, which kept him up to date with global best practice in these areas.

Peter’s PhD explored Executive Perceptions of Leadership in New Zealand and Australia.

Expertise and Research Interests:

  • Executive Leadership Development
  • High Performing Teams
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Resilience
  • Leading Change
  • Strategy and Shared Vision Development

Qualifications and Achievements:

  • Ph.D – Executive Perceptions of Leadership
  • DipBusAdmin with Distinction – Organisational Learning
  • BBS – Economics (Massey Scholar)
  • Reserve Bank Economics Scholarship

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