The 'Art of Giving' to cancer research

28 June 2011, Supporting the Malaghan Institute

The Art of Giving, a Wellington based company launched in 2010, has just this month added a special item to their range of exclusive artwork, stationery and giftware.

The newly produced Art of Leadership Booklet, created by New Zealand Artist, Liane Ashman and Penny Robson, MBA, B.Comm (Hons), has been designed to inspire leadership excellence and raise money for cancer research.  For every booklet sold, 50% of the purchase price will support the Malaghan Institute’s cancer research programme.

Each of the founding directors of The Art of Giving have experienced first-hand the devastating impact of cancer on their loved ones and have been inspired to support cancer research through their business.

Copies of the booklet can be purchased online for $11.99 each by visiting www.theartofgiving.co.nz.

Art of Leadership Booklet


Whether you are leading an organisation, a small team, a project, or taking personal leadership for a work role, family or your life, we encourage you to take a look at leadership with the new visual booklet - the art of leadership.  Combining art and business, the booklet has been specifically designed to inspire thinking, conversation and action around leadership. And it's for a great cause!

This pocket size booklet includes all 15 artworks from the art of leadership series, with the artist’s interpretation and an inspirational quote from a famous leader or management expert (Daniel Goleman, Tom Peters, Edward de Bono, and more…). The 42 page booklet is wiro bound so pages stay open easily and there is space at the back to record your own ideas, actions and quotes.

You can use the booklet as a fun, yet structured way to initiate individual thinking or conversations with team members around leadership actions.  You can then use the artworks as reminders for particular actions or areas you would like to focus on to improve the effectiveness of your leadership.

New Zealand artist, Liane Ashman, spent over a year creating ‘the art of leadership’ series of 15 original artworks for this project. The focus for the artworks are 6 key leadership actions compiled by University lecturer and strategic manager, Penny Robson. The booklet includes inspirational quotes from well-known leaders and management experts, including Tom Peters, Daniel Goleman, Edward de Bono, Peter Senge and Rosabeth Moss Kanter - whose representatives have wished the pair success with raising money for cancer research through this initiative.

Purchase copies of the booklet - the art of leadership - for yourself, your team or your organisation - available online at www.theartofgiving.co.nz.