Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : November 2020


I am a former Broker Sales Manager and an Operations Manager who is now working as a leadership coach, consultant and strategist across four key areas:

  • Leadership of successful teams
  • Optimisation of mental performance 
  • Leadership psychology
  • High performing teams

Within these areas, I design, coach and facilitate bespoke leadership development programmes for individuals and teams including managers of all levels, directors, executives, professional athletes and aspiring leaders. My clients include the Delegates of the European Union, The Fred Hollows Foundation in Timor-Leste, the Fiji Sun newspaper, Lakes DHB, Kmart and Foodstuffs.

I am listed by Evan Carmichael as one of the top 100 leadership experts in the world to follow on Twitter.

When I design leadership programmes I draw from my twenty five years of managerial experience across a range of industries in the United Kingdom and here in New Zealand. I am accepted in the MBTI suite of tools and I am a professional member of NZAPT (New Zealand Association of Psychological Type) NZIM (New Zealand Institute of Management) and NZATD (New Zealand Association of Training & Development). I am a published author of two leadership books and I've had articles published in a range of magazines including Lifestyle for Men Magazine, M2, New Zealand Management Magazine as well as having a weekly business column with the Fiji Sun Newspaper. I am the current editor of Elite Leadership magazine.

If you want practical effective coaching and facilitation based on a foundation of modern leadership theories then get in touch via Twitter, the enquiry form below or call me direct on 021 354 831 (New Zealand)

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  • Why Do People Follow Bad Leaders?
    For some people it seems no matter how bad the Leader is, how unethically they may conduct themselves it’s never enough to deny their commitment towards their Leader. So how and why does this happen? In this weeks article I'm going to attempt to answer the question why people follow bad leaders.
    Posted: Wednesday 25 November 2020
  • How To Deal With a Horrible Boss
    One of the saddest type of calls I receive is from people who are working with a horrible Boss. If you are in this situation and you are thinking about resigning or you know somebody who is then I encourage you read and share this article because there is hope.
    Posted: Monday 23 November 2020
  • Taking Charge Of A New Team
    It is your first day as a Leader. After all the hard work you have completed in order to get this role you are now faced with the realisation that the truly hard work starts with your first day. You only have one chance to make a first impression so your first day is important. Here are some practical tips on what to look out for on your first day as a Leader.
    Posted: Friday 20 November 2020
  • How Can A Lawyer Help Your Business
    Recently I caught up with Dasha Kovalenko-Gormack a Lawyer at Shieff Angland, the meeting started with us discussing Leadership but it soon turned to the current economic climate and what role could a law firm play in helping businesses through these difficult times. In this article I want to provide you with a summary of our conversation and in the process hopefully provide you with some useful advice.
    Posted: Friday 20 November 2020
  • The 5 Essential Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs
    There will be many businesses that will be forced to close during the next twelve months as a result of the global economic downturn but there will also be people who decide that now is the time to become an entrepreneur and start a new business and while many businesses will fail there will be some that will grow and soar. What is the difference?
    Posted: Thursday 19 November 2020
  • How To Become More Presidental
    I have waited four years to write this article. Unfortunately the last four years has been an exception as the world has seen a void of Leadership, a void that has been filled with lies, fear and hate but now as the United States has decided to move on its time to look at what a President should be
    Posted: Wednesday 18 November 2020
  • 8 Differences Between a Boss & a Leader
    If you are lucky enough to be placed in a position where you have responsibility for a group of people then there are many decisions you are going to have to make but the most important one is whether you want to be a Boss or a Leader?
    Posted: Tuesday 17 November 2020