Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : February 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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  • The 5 Essential Lessons Of Leadership
    There’s been a lot said about Leadership,. Just to give you an idea of how much there is out there, on average there are four to five books published every day. There’s not enough time in a day to read five books so no matter what a Leader does they will not be able to keep up to date with what people are saying about how to be an effective leader. So this week I want to help you out by highlighting the most essential lessons that every Leader needs to embrace on a daily basis.
    Posted: Thursday 20 February 2020
  • What To Do When People Make A Mistake
    No matter how hard people work, no matter how much preparation or training has been done, mistakes will always occur. No one comes to work to do a bad job but these days, it’s up to the Leader to talk to the employee about the what went wrong and what needs to happen in order to ensure that the same mistake doesn’t recur
    Posted: Monday 17 February 2020 , 1 Comments
  • Who Is The Real Leader In Your Team?
    Have you ever felt that you were a Leader in name only and it’s someone else that is really leading the team? If so then this article is for you
    Posted: Thursday 13 February 2020
  • How To Get Your Dream Job
    Life is too short to be in a job that you don’t like. In this weeks article I explore some practical tips that will help you get that dream job
    Posted: Monday 10 February 2020
  • Four Ways To Negotiate A Better Deal
    If you want to be successful in business or in your career then you need to know how to negotiate, whether you are trying to negotiate a deal with a supplier or wanting to get a pay rise you need to know how to ask people in a way that makes them more likely to say yes to what you want. The art of negotiation is a complex one but in this week’s article I want to share with you some practical tips that will help you get what you want.
    Posted: Thursday 6 February 2020
  • Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions
    Have you ever been In a room with a group of people who you believed to be smart but they end up making very stupid decisions? This week I want to explore the psychology behind why smart people make bad decisions
    Posted: Monday 3 February 2020

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