Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : October 2022


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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  • What’s Your Leadership Philosophy?
    If you want to become a successful Leader then it’s essential that you possess a Leadership philosophy. There are many types of Leaders some quiet, some loud some authoritative some consultative and the list goes on and when you consider the different types of teams and industries in which they sit then the permutations are endless which is why you need to make it clear to the team the type of Leader you are and the best way to achieve this is to have a clear philosophy.
    Posted: Sunday 30 October 2022
  • Are You Leading Or Mothering Your Team
    A Leader calls me asking for advice because they don’t feel like they are leading a team instead they feel more like everyone’s Mother. In these scenarios the Leader typically has a lot of technical expertise and have been performing well in their job and as a result they have been promoted and now find themselves leading a team.
    Posted: Saturday 29 October 2022
  • What It’s Important For Managers To Listen To Their Team
    The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. - Ralph Nichols
    Posted: Friday 28 October 2022
  • How To Lead A Winning Sports Team
    Over the years I’ve coached Leaders in many different industries and I’ve learnt that there’s never a unilateral approach that works. Every industry and every country brings its own unique challenges and Leaders need to be able to adapt in order to build a winning team.
    Posted: Wednesday 5 October 2022
  • Are You A Boss Or A Leader by Mark Wager
    If you find yourself in a position in which you have responsibility of a team then you need to decide which one you want to become, a Boss or a Leader because they are very different. A Boss is an outdated philosophy that was effective in the past but in modern workplaces it’s an approach that can cause unnecessary disruption and discontent. In order to become successful a team requires a Leader and not a Boss so it’s important that people fully understand the differences between the two
    Posted: Tuesday 4 October 2022
  • Five Ways To Inspire Your Team
    The aim of every leader is to inspire greatness in others, there’s many leaders who tell you what to do but there’s not many who are able to inspire you to become a better version of yourself but when you meet those leaders their memory stays with you, the feeling of empowerment, self belief and loyalty that was instilled into you.
    Posted: Monday 3 October 2022


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