"The Man Who Walks the Talk"
"...it was not difficult to find people who have experienced both the professional and personal touch of a man who at 79 continues to inspire. Wilf is known as someone who sincerely ‘walks the talk’ and makes friends wherever he goes."
Reg Garters, CEO, New Zealand Institute of Management, Canterbury.
A salute to Wilfred Jarvis, widely recognized as Australasia’s most experienced behavioral scientist and founder of the Four Quadrant Leadership (4QL) program, was held at the Aurora Center for the Performing Arts on Friday August 2, 2002.
The salute, organized by the New Zealand Institute of Management, Canterbury, was in recognition of the outstanding contribution Wilfred Jarvis has made to organizations throughout the world in the art and science of management and leadership.
More than 500 people attended the evening, including leaders of New Zealand and Australia’s business communities.
Guests were treated to performances by the Praesto Quartet and the Bel Canto choir, who achieved first place equal at the International Youth and Music Festival 2002 in Vienna.
Master of Ceremony Bob Parker, Mayor of Banks Peninsula, introduced the evening, followed by speakers Reg Garters, CEO of NZIM Canterbury; Greg Martin, CEO of the Australian Gas Light Company Australia; Ross Kent, Managing Director of AMP Financial Services NZ; Sharon Muir, NZ Personnel Manager, P&O Nedlloyd; Andrew Baird, Retail General Manager BP NZ; and Stephen Tindall, Founder of the Warehouse Limited.
The highlight of the evening was the unveiling of a sculpture of Wilfred Jarvis commissioned by NZIM Canterbury and carved by local sculptor Paul Deans.
Wilfred Jarvis was presented with a framed letter from Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh. Guests had the opportunity to write messages in a tribute book.
Wilfred Jarvis’ address covered the principles associated with Four Quadrant Leadership.
“Any contributions I might have made are overwhelmingly due to the thousands of leaders I have studied,” says Wilfred Jarvis.
“I’m the beneficiary of their priorities and actions. Having successfully synthesized their wisdom into a single system, I merit very little praise.”
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