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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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  • Common Leadership Myths by Mark Wager
    There are many of us who aspire to be leaders while others have the mantle of leadership thrust upon them but is leadership what we think it is? There are a lot of misconceptions out there and we need to be aware of those misconceptions so that we can truly understand what leadership really is. In this article I will be exploring some of the most common myths about leadership.
    Posted: Monday 11 November 2013
  • 10 Leadership Lessons by Mark Wager
    In this article I look at some of the lessons that I have learnt during my own personal leadership journey
    Posted: Monday 4 November 2013
  • Rekindling the Fire: The Search for Motivation by Mark Wager
    When you are motivated, you are focussed. There is fire burning inside your heart and you feel like nothing can stop you. Yet on the downside when that fire has gone out minutes feel like hours and hours feel like days. There’s no question which feeling is better. However, when you have lost that fire and it happens to all of us at some time or another, what on earth can we do to get it back?
    Posted: Monday 28 October 2013
  • The Essential Quality of Leadership by Mark Wager
    When I do leadership workshops up and down the country I get asked a lot of questions. Without doubt the most commonly asked question is what is the most important quality for a good leader? In this article I’m going to answer that question and explore why it is a quality that most leaders unwittingly ignore.
    Posted: Monday 14 October 2013
  • Are you a leader or a manager in disguise?
    There's been an eternal debate comparing the merits of management against leadership. Which one are you and are you sure?
    Posted: Monday 30 September 2013
  • The Four Elements of Conflict
    We are told as a child to avoid conflict but as an adult it is an essential driver for change. Learn how to manage conflict in your life
    Posted: Monday 16 September 2013
  • Give your career a chance by Mark Wager
    This is a follow-up article to a popular article I did earlier this year called "Give people a chance when recruiting"
    Posted: Monday 9 September 2013
  • The Leadership Multiverse by Mark Wager
    Have you had a conversation with someone only to find out later that they have taken away a very different message from the one intended? You would have heard the saying "They are living in a different world" well as a Leader you need to be prepared to live in a different universe
    Posted: Monday 2 September 2013
  • Top Tips for Effective Meetings
    How many times have you heard people say at the end of the day say "I got nothing done I was at meetings all day" Learn how to make meetings work
    Posted: Monday 26 August 2013
  • Turning a Manager into a Leader
    Managers are effective at getting things done but Leaders take organisations beyond expectations. Learn how to become a Leader
    Posted: Monday 19 August 2013
  • Reaching for the stars
    "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world" - Harriet Tubman
    Posted: Monday 5 August 2013
  • Preparing for your performance review by Mark Wager
    Performance reviews can be daunting, both for the reviewer and the person being reviewed. Learn how to deal with this potentially difficult situation
    Posted: Monday 29 July 2013
  • Revenge by Mark Wager
    While seeking revenge dig two graves, one for yourself - Douglas Horton
    Posted: Monday 22 July 2013
  • Are you too quiet to be a leader?
    We all have an idea of what a leader should be, someone who is bold, brave and extraverted by what happens if that image is not who you are
    Posted: Monday 15 July 2013
  • The keys to employee engagement
    This is an extended version of an article that was first published in M2 Magazine. We hear everywhere that employee engagement is key to success but what is it and how do we get it?
    Posted: Monday 8 July 2013
  • Managing conflict
    There's a myth that successful teams do not have conflict. The truth is the best teams not only have conflict but they encourage it. The key is how to manage the conflict so it works for you
    Posted: Monday 24 June 2013
  • Putting together a Leadership Development Programme
    An in-house Leadership Development Programme is becoming an essential component of any successful organisation. Here is what you need to consider when putting a LDP together
    Posted: Monday 17 June 2013
  • 7 Vital lessons for new Managers
    When you start as a new Manager your new role can be daunting. Here are some valuable lessons that will stop you making some common mistakes
    Posted: Monday 10 June 2013
  • Having difficult conversations
    Here are some tips on how to have that difficult or essential conversation
    Posted: Monday 3 June 2013
  • The one lesson you wont learn on a management course
    You can attend many courses and learn many things but if you want to be a quality leader then there's one lesson no course can teach you
    Posted: Monday 27 May 2013

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