Mark Orams publishes book on Sir Peter Blake
Dr. Mark Orams has just published "Blake: Leader. Leadership lessons from a great New Zealander", a celebration and reflection on the life and legacy of one of New Zealand's great leaders, Sir Peter Blake. Blake's style of leadership has been compared to Sir Edmund Hillary's; both were intensely focused on the task at hand and each had the necessary skills to pull together resources - people, planning, and fundraising - with enormous success and international recognition.
Mark Orams was a member of Sir Peter Blake's winning crew onboard Steinlager 2 during the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. He also assisted Sir Peter as a member of Team New Zealand for the successful defence of the America's Cup in Auckland and was onboard scientist for a portion of Blakexpeditions' Amazon voyage.
Chapters include building a great team, being a great leader, encouraging a great work ethic and having a winning attitude. It also examines the unique New Zealand style of leadership demonstrated by other great Kiwi leaders and how Blake's legacy can be taken into the future.