Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : November 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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  • How To Set Goals That Work
    It is universally accepted that goals form an important part of success. You can't walk into a workplace without some goals bring plastered on a wall somewhere Each employee will most likely have a set of individual goals as well as those set by their boss. When work ends, many people go home to a set of other goals, this time life goals. Whether they are documented or not, goals are everywhere yet the majority of goals are unrealistic.
    Posted: Monday 30 November 2015
  • How To Unlock Your Potential
    You either work to achieve your life's ambition or you work for someone who is chasing theirs. There are too many people I have met who are not just not chasing their dream but are completely unaware of what their dream is. A life without a dream is a life of living in darkness and the danger of living in darkness is that it's easy to spend so long there that they acclimatise to their surroundings.
    Posted: Monday 23 November 2015
  • The Deadly Sins Of Leadership
    During my twenty five years as a Manager I've had the wonderful opportunity to be placed in every leadership scenario you can imagine. This has resulted in some wonderful personal successes and yes some failures as well. When I look back and analyse my failures the reason behind them very rarely originates from a failure of leadership theory or technique but rather a failing of me as a person.
    Posted: Monday 16 November 2015
  • Business Lessons From James Bond
    One of the most successful movie franchises in history is back in the cinemas this month. James Bond has returned in Spectre the 24th film in the official series. Ever since Dr No hit our screens in 1962 James Bond has been thrilling audiences for over fifty years making it the highest grossing franchise in ticket sales in movie history once inflation has been taken into account. Many businesses would be proud of this level of success. So what lessons can be found when we analyse the franchise
    Posted: Monday 9 November 2015
  • Why Good People Can Turn Into Bad Bosses
    A recent survey revealed that one in four people have a boss that they consider to be a poor leader. The same survey also showed that even though their boss was a poor leader they were also considered to be hard working good people. How does this happen? How can good people who have good work ethics find themselves in a situation that they are considered by their team as a bad leader?
    Posted: Wednesday 4 November 2015
  • It's Time To Take A Break
    There no getting away from just how important work is in our lives. Not only does our work pay our bills and allows us to survive but it defines who we are in society. Whenever you met someone new one of the first questions they ask you is "what do you do?" It's not a surprise with work playing such a big part of our lives that many tend to fall into the trap of allowing work to consume us.
    Posted: Monday 2 November 2015

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