Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : October 2015


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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  • Are You Missing Out On The Next Big Thing?
    In today's competitive market every company is looking for every advantage they can find. Finding that next big idea that can improve efficiency, save money or produce a new product. Its these kind of ideas that can make a huge difference to any company. It could be the difference between being a market leader and going out of business. Companies are so focussed on finding these new ideas could they are actually in fact missing ideas that are right in front of them.
    Posted: Monday 26 October 2015
  • Top Tips For Young Leaders
    The path of leadership is not a set path. Some people actively pursue leadership while others have it thrust upon them. Some become leaders later in life while others step into this role at an earlier age. For me personally, I got my first managerial role at the age of eighteen and while I was confidant with the technical aspects of the role I wasn’t so confident with. While I had became a Manager I was still learning to be a leader.
    Posted: Wednesday 21 October 2015
  • It's Time To Think Differently
    Apple is one of the world's most innovative and influential companies in the world. There has been over 170 million sales worldwide of the iPad alone. It wasn't always this way. In the mid nineties, Apple was only known as a manufacturer of personal computers and sales were mid to low. In 1997 Steve Jobs, who founded Apple with Steve Wozniak returned to the organisation after being ousted a decade previously. With his return came a new philosophy, a new way of thinking. He challenged the company
    Posted: Monday 19 October 2015
  • How To Give Your Team A Purpose
    We all need a purpose, something which clearly defines our existence, the reason why our heart beats faster than normal, the reason why we feel hours pass like minutes, the reason why we say no when our inner voice tells us to quit. We have a fundamental human need to find our purpose and we will feel unfulfilled until we find it. Teams are no different. They will never reach their full potential until they discover their true purpose.
    Posted: Wednesday 14 October 2015
  • Business Lessons From The Rugby World Cup (so far)
    The Rugby World Cup reflects the business world. Every team is trying to perform the best they can with the resources they have available. They are all competing to be the best while overcoming the challenges in their way. So far some teams have performed well and their journey is continuing while others have fallen by the wayside. Just like business, the Rugby World Cup is a harsh competition and only the teams who have maximised their potential have progressed. Looking at the World Cup so far
    Posted: Monday 12 October 2015
  • The Importance Of Being A Perceptive Leader
    The biggest challenge facing anyone who wants to become an elite leader is the ability to authentically adapt their behaviour to suit the situation. This is difficult because in practice the majority of leaders find this difficult to do, so despite training due to their ingrained habits, values and beliefs. The leaders who have this ability have what I call Pre-cognitive genius. The ability to react at the subconscious level in a style and manner that is best suited for the situation.
    Posted: Monday 5 October 2015

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